...one of the best and most powerful new writers appearing on the scene...
- PulpHouse Fiction Magazine
Fiction River: An Orignal Anthology Magazine
by Valerie Brook
"For her second powerful story in this volume, Valerie Brook introduces us to a pair of friends who find a light to shine even when overwhelming forces are intent on their destruction. She says about the story, “To be brutally honest, this story was inspired by my own iPhone, and the fact that I have late-stage Lyme disease and was bedridden with my phone as my only link to the outside world and the research and people and medicine that were saving my life. For better or worse—a trusty friend. For this short story, when I imagined a world without any people at all, and the internet of smart appliances and cars and cities having gone bonkers and taken over the globe, there had to be a hero.”
And that’s how Val got this fantastic and fun story. Amazing, just amazing."