Chilling domestic horror – the elder son in the family, the apple of his mom’s eye, heads off to Korea, taking conscription ahead of juvenile penitentiary. Whilst his younger brother and the community at large are glad to see the troublemaker out of the way, his mother keeps a light burning in the window. One that she keeps lit longer after a fateful telegram. And her favourite son (in fact, the only one she recognises) is able to return to the her bosom, at great expense to the rest of the family.
- Jim Young. The Whirlwind. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2011)
- Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg. Paradise Last. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2011).