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atrackbrown said in February 11th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Perhaps my favorite short story of all time. Say what you will about Harlan Ellison the man, but his writing can be amazingly affective. This story in particular starts the ol’ waterfalls every… single… time. It’s the sort of writing that a bit too perceptively conjures memories of loss and regret and forgotten youth in ways that aren’t pretty but are quite beautiful.

Fully recommended to anyone who doesn’t mind being depressed over a story for a few hours.

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Rusty said in February 12th, 2009 at 11:17 am

Atrack,

You really nailed the feeling one gets when reading this story – sad, but also beautiful. I liked this story much more than most Ellison stuff I’ve read. Although it is depressing, its still cool.