I’m excited to announce my ghost story Wicket 2.0 is out in Mysterion. The story is about doubt, faith and what happens when a stray dog suddenly appears bearing an uncanny resemblance to a family’s recently deceased pet.
While you’re checking it out, consider reading two other excellent stories in the magazine:
Mary and Martha by T.R. Frazier follows an overworked, under-paid nursing assistant who worries she’ll lose her job to a robot. The story deftly balances heartbreak with hope while expertly weaving in vivid details from the author’s personal experience as a CNA in a nursing home.
The Baptismal Status of Persons Wetted by the Sprinkler Deluge by Andy Dibble imagines what would happen if millions of people were involuntarily baptized by sprinklers – and then it was discovered the person doing the anonymous baptism was a “rogue AI.” Would the Catholic Church consider it valid? Would the religious intentions of the AI matter? Can an AI even have religious intensions? It’s a cheeky, thought-provoking and futuristic twist on the age-old question of what matters most when it comes to salvation — faith or acts, Law or spirit?