RE: The Traveler
This is beautiful and painful, @brandt. My heart aches for Simon and his plight.
There are some truly inspired lines of writing throughout this piece, and the character development and interaction between Simon and Clark is terrific. It's really surprising that no publication ever snatched it up. Did any of them provide a reason? (I know, they rarely do!) The only thing I can think of is that we are left no knowing the final outcome for Simon. This did not disturb me at all, personally. Not every story needs to be perfectly sewn up at the end. I think it's brilliant.