Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Friday, January 1, 2010

January Story Feature: Ripped

"Ripped" first appeared in Amazing Journeys in March 2005. Previously, it won 2nd prize in the 2001 Science Fiction Writers of Earth Short Story contest. Contest reviewer Larry Taylor said:

At the beginning of Angie Lofthouse's "Ripped" three usually clearly distinguished spheres are posited:  past, present, and future. By the end, we're not so sure that these are immutable. The big questions are also addressed:  origins, mortality, and God. "When the subject is strong," Jacob Lawrence says, "simplicity is the only way to treat it." Ms. Lofthouse has approached these subjects admirably and with restraint, leaving each reader to contemplate his or her universe. (Read the full review here. Ironically enough, my father's name is Larry Taylor, but this wasn't written by my dad.)

"Ripped" is one of my personal favorites, and one of my most heavily researched stories. I hope you will enjoy "Ripped." Please leave a comment here and let me know what you think.

Oh, and Happy New Year! Have a great 2010!


dellgirl said...

Wonderful review, Angie. Very powerful! I really enjoyed reading it.


I hope 2010 is a prosperous and wonderful year for you and the family, Happy Happy New Year!

Melanie Goldmund said...

That was fascinating, and very thought-provoking. I'm going to have to come back and read it again soon, I think.

I hope you have a wonderful 2010, and that you write many more powerful things.

Aubrie said...

This is one of my favorite of your stories! Powerful and thought provoking.

Keep writing, Angie. I want to buy your book someday at Barnes and Noble.

elizabeth mueller said...

Wow, Angie--what a fitting book cover, too. Your book sounds extremely interesting! I would LOVE to read it!

PS--happy 2010 to you!

Michelle H. said...

Oh, that was great. Your writing is superb. Congratulations, and have a wonderful New Year.

Danyelle said...

Congratulations! You are amazing. Happy New Year!

logankstewart said...

Wow. I devoured that story. Excellently written. Very entertaining. Great work. I'm enjoying your blog.