Bewildering Stories welcomes...
Robert Gene Gilland
Robert is majoring in English and Creative Writing at Miami University, in Ohio. He prefers literature that is “weird, bizarre and supernatural.”
“Drifter Train” certainly meets Robert’s criteria. And it’s an example of rules being made to be broken when necessary. The story clearly oversteps Bewildering Stories’ guideline that frowns upon plots ending “but it was all a dream” or the equivalent. And it does not meet our preference for stories that are complete; “Drifter Train” ends with the narrator’s stating that the scenario is part of a larger story.
But we’re aware that plots that do meet our criteria may be less interesting to read than “Drifter Train.” Robert provides a good example of scene-setting and ways to create mystery that keep readers on the page with him.
Robert Gene Gilland’s bio sketch can be found here.
Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Robert. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!
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