Humour is tricky

Luckily, Eamonn Murphy over at SFcrowsnest found my latest story in On Spec, “The Only Innocent Soul in Hell,” to be more or less a laughing matter.

‘The Only Innocent Soul In Hell’ by Peter Darbyshire is an amusing spoof about Hell’s admission clerk and his processing of a difficult new entrant. The idea of John Lennon being hauled out at Easter to sing ‘Imagine’ and add to the general suffering made me laugh and I’m a big fan of the guy. (He might have laughed, too.) One other incident was a bit disturbing as comedy for my taste, even black comedy. But, hell, humour is tricky and, overall, it was an entertaining piece.

On a related note, I love the fact that there are people out there reviewing short stories. And to think some critics say the Internet is killing reading.

About Peter Darbyshire (Roman)

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Posted on October 1, 2012, in Press, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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