The Dark Age by Jason Gurley – @jgurley #review #shortstory

The Dark Age: a short story
The Dark Age: a short story by Jason Gurley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am simultaneously crushed and uplifted by this short story. Jason Gurley is talented and his ability to tell a story, be it long or short, is reiterated by The Dark Age.

This story had so many elements: love, panic, awe, devotion, utterly bleak sadness, and even a little bit of hope. I felt crushed by panic and desperation in between moments of tenderness and sweet appreciation. Jason’s writing is so complete and layered so richly that all of these emotions co-existing makes perfect sense.

I admit I emailed Jason after I was done reading this and asked him if he thought he’d ever consider developing this story further, because I’m selfish and I want more. I’m not sure I could honestly handle the raw emotion his storytelling brings forth, but that’s a testimony to how good he is.

I received a copy of this short story via Jason Gurley’s newsletter.

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