Back on January 7th, I reviewed a Kindle novelette by Bernard M. Cox, The Space Within These Lines Is Not Dedicated. The story is actually part of a collection of short stories by Cox. I recently had the pleasure of reading the next story in the collection, the 25 page short, La Chanson de l’Observation. Don’t let the title scare you off! If you’re a sci-fi fan, this is good stuff.
Those of you that have stopped by here before know full well that sci-fi isn’t my first choice for fiction and, I have to admit, the first couple of pages of this threw me, as I began to read. I stopped reading and went back and read a note I got from the author about it telling me that it’s written in the format of a scientific research paper. After I locked that little fact into my brain, everything clicked and the story made perfect sense. Sheldon Cooper fans rejoice; you’re going to love this one!
Briefly, we have the story of Node AR1x40 or, as he is known in his earthly form, Javier Flores and his case study / love interest Theo Zedek (who has no idea his beloved Javier is an alien life form sent to earth to study human interactions). This is a unique format to use to tell a short story and again, as before, Cox tells it well.
This is available on the Kindle for a very reasonable $1.99. It’s more than worth it!