Shimmer - Vol. 1 Issue 3
by Beth Wodinski (Ed.)
Beth Wodsinki Zine ISBN/ITEM#: SHIM0607
Date: July 2006 /
Simmer - Volume 1, Issue 3 - Spring 2006
Published 4 times a year by Beth Wodsinki, PO Box 58591, Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0591
Shimmer is a nice little small press magazine with a very good group of stories by new writers. First is "Dog Thinks Ahead" by Clifford Royal Johns. In this one, man's best friend is even more helpful than usual. "Dervka's Rain" by Marina T. Stern is a magical tale of a woman who wants to keep her lover with her but this has consequences for her neighbors. In "The Dealer's Hand", Paul Abbamondi tells a chilling little story about two boys who buy the wrong thing from a shady dealer. "Melancholix" by Joseph Remy is an cute one-page comic strip that is an amusing allegory on unemployment. In "Litany", John Mantooth tells a haunting little story about a man's guilt.
"Rubber Boots, Mr. President" by Bruce K. Derksen is tragic tale about an unusual kind of war veteran. "Paper Man" by Darby Harn is a wonderful little horror story about a blind girl's very unique talent. In "A Warrior's Death" by Aliette de Bodard, we get an unusual story about an Aztec-like culture. A disgraced warrior is asked to investigate the death of a man who was to be sacrificed to the War God. How this concludes is very clever. Last, "The Little Match Girl" by Angela Slatter is a very different variant on that title.
I very much recommend this magazine.
(Source: Beth Wodsinki)