Michael Libling. Draft 31. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2014)

fsf140304Deceptively clever story from Libling – you have to pay attention from the offset to pick up clues as to what is actually happening.

Ostensibly, a GP has returned to his hometown, wife in tow, and his old highschool sweetheart turns up, concerned about the behaviour of her teenage son, and his ‘invisible friends’.

However, it turns out that something much bigger is afoot, as the strength of the doctor’s desire to get what he realises he really wanted from life becomes chillingly clear.

More from this issue here.

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