I was sent Sixtus by Tim Kizer for review. It’s a very short story and as I love short stories and being behind as I am it’s all I can fit in. I’ll find any excuse to say yes to a book. Meh like I need one.
Okay so Sixtus is a good foundation for a story I would love it if Tim would revisit the story down the road and expand on it more. Please Tim I think it needs it and you’ve got me curious so keep it coming.
I was sent the title story for review by the author. As I understand it from reading amazon the one available online has extra stories that I didn’t get so my review is exclusive to Sixtus. Please keep that in mind kids.
I’ve known that polydactyly existed but not familiar with what it’s officially called to have extra digits. Now I know.
In the story Zack has an extra digit or at least he did it was removed when he was still a kid. At 15 he has very few friends, is a skinny loner who talks pretty much only to Jeremy. Pity no one else can talk to Jeremy. Why can only Zack? More importantly why does Jeremy think that Zack killing his parents and a whole host of other people is a good idea? Well sadly we never find that out. The story is an interesting though not new idea. Now while I like a short story sometimes you want more, this story was very basic and much too short. Why does Zack not question Jeremy? We never get answers to many aspects of the story like how and why. The characters are not fleshed out at all even Zack is pretty basic. I think it’s a start but should be worked on.