Mr. Sweetpants and the Living Dead: 08/25/11
"Mr. Sweetpants and the Living Dead" is one of my favorite Albert E. Cowdrey short stories I've read in recent issues of Fantasy and Science Fiction. OK, by "recent" I mean last year. I'm a little behind on my reading.
Love is eternal, even after death. So is stalking. Five Star Protective Services is called in to protect a celebrity from his dead lover. Of course it takes a little while for the celebrity to convince security that he's being stalked by a dead man but he does. Mostly though it's the stalker who makes the truth obvious by making a nuisance of his dead self.
To make things more interesting, the protagonist and the celebrity have a history. They've known each other since well before they settled into their current jobs. There's an emotional tension between the two that sometimes gets played for laughs.
Comment #1: Friday, August, 26, 2011 at 19:05:59
This sounds really cute. I kind of forgot about this magazine, I should check it out more. I used to read Realms of Fantasy and loved it.
Comment #2: Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 22:17:30
FS&F is the only magazine I subscribe to right now. I love their stories but even with only one, I'm falling behind on my issues.