15 Comments
Aug 1, 2023Liked by Victor D. Sandiego

Darkly? You think? Absolutely bone-chilling, Victor. One of the scariest things I have ever read. That last long, long sentence is monumentally frightening. How you managed to get into that poor boy's head is beyond me. Yikes!

Expand full comment
author

Unfortunately, what's happening these days is all too real, and of course extremely complicated to get to a solution. That's the yikes alright. Many thanks for reading and your comment, Sharron.

Expand full comment
Aug 1, 2023Liked by Victor D. Sandiego

Another great example of choosing an item from the (growing, unfortunately) inventory of societal ills and putting a face to it, internalizing and manifesting it as a human story. Yes, it is dark - but what it reflects is dark, and real. We shouldn't close our eyes. Well done.

Expand full comment
author

Yes, the growing ills. And they do have faces. And you're right that we shouldn't close our eyes, even though it's easier. I wish I had an answer, but of course I don't. Thanks much for reading Mike, and for taking the time to comment. All the best.

Expand full comment
Aug 1, 2023Liked by Victor D. Sandiego

Holy shit, man, this is intense and amazing! Lyrical on the tongue, unique descriptions and analogies, and a sharp character study. Well done

Expand full comment
author

I have to admit that "Holy Shit" is the best comment I've ever received. Seriously. Wow, thanks so much Trilety, glad you liked it.

Expand full comment
Aug 2, 2023Liked by Victor D. Sandiego

Hahha a much deserved "holy shit!"

Expand full comment
Aug 1, 2023Liked by Victor D. Sandiego

Powerful stuff Victor.

Expand full comment
author

Thanks Jeanne, really appreciate it. I enjoy the STSC prompts because they're a single word, leaving us open to go in many directions. Glad you enjoyed it!

Expand full comment
Aug 1, 2023Liked by Victor D. Sandiego

"Redspread it's hot seed over the land." An unblinking look into a dangerous mind and red flags ignored because "people hear what they want to hear." You tackle the tough topics, Victor. Well done.

Expand full comment
author

Thank you Jim. Your comments mean a lot to me and I really appreciate it. As I mentioned in another reply here, I wish I had a answer to the questions of why and what can we do, but of course I don't. Glad you enjoyed the piece friend.

Expand full comment
Aug 7, 2023Liked by Victor D. Sandiego

This is horrifying, and so extremely gripping. I think you lapped the rest of us on the isolation topic. Congrats.

Expand full comment
author

Thanks Clint. It was interesting to dive into this. Looking forward to reading everybody else's, a little behind on everything with visitors here, but hope to get back up to speed in the next few days. Many thanks again, I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

Expand full comment
Aug 2, 2023Liked by Victor D. Sandiego

I like your style. The lack of commas adds to the monotone of the monologue towards the end especially . Thanks for sharing.

Expand full comment
author

Thanks Kevin for reading and taking the time to comment. Appreciate it!

Expand full comment