Stephen Graham Jones has become one of my favorite authors this year, and his book The Only Good Indians will most likely be my favorite book of 2020. When I discovered this short story, (thank you Michael Patrick Hicks!), I scooped it right up. I’m glad I did!
This is a short tale about Burned Dan and Chessup, both men working on a construction crew. At the end of the day they make an ugly discovery and it changes both of their lives forever.
I had no idea what was going to happen here. Some portions had me laughing, such as this little nugget of humor:
““What are you?” I said with a really distinct, spattery lisp.
“Pissed,” he said.”
Other parts had my mouth hanging open in surprise and disgust. What fun!
WAIT FOR NIGHT is a short story, so I can’t say much else other than that Stephen Graham Jones is a stellar writer, no matter the subject, no matter what, his work is always worth a read.
ALL THE STARS!