Thursday, February 4, 2010


Short Story by Marc Laidlaw

A wonderful love story between Spar the stowaway gargoyle and Sprit the figurehead. Non-romantic tension is added by the unsavory crew of Sprit's ship with some good humorous bits involving a salad bowl.

Technically this is part of a series of stories but I haven't read any of the others (although I'm inclined to find them now) and this stands on its own just fine. The lyrical, fantastic language sets the tone perfectly to highlight the beauty of gargoyle-woodcarving love. Laidlaw never takes himself too seriously, avoiding the heavy-handed feeling that a story like this can fall into.

Fantastic love stories aren't generally my thing, but this is great. 4.5 out of 5.

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