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Bewildering Stories

Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Jess Hyslop

Jess lives in London as a postgraduate student. She studied English at Cambridge, where she won a prize for creative writing. She says that through it all, her love of science fiction and fantasy has remained intact. Bravo, Jess!

Morning Light” represents a genre rare but welcome at Bewildering Stories: drama. Readers will see at once that the script is formatted in a sleek, professional style, with stage directions that are adept and appropriate — and not over-done.

The acting also calls for professionals. Mrs. Prue’s role is very likely the most difficult: she’s an old lady haunted by the memory of a fiery apocalypse. She must react with increasing desperation as the optimistic Joe tries to persuade Mrs. Prue’s nurse, Rosamond, to seek her fortune in the outside world rather than be bound by duty to Mrs. Prue’s nightmares of the past.

The conclusion may come as something of a shock, and yet it is quite realistic. The outside world is not as bad as Mrs. Prue remembers nor as good as Joe says. Rosamond, at least, sees it for what it is.

Jess Hyslop’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Jess. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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