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Bewildering Stories welcomes...

Eric Bennett

Eric lives with his family in New York. He’s published on line and in literary and art journals.

“A Good Tailor” is a kind of companion piece to Sarah-Jane Lehoux’s “Trust Me” in issue 349. Both stories are basically “undertaker jokes.”

Really now, you may ask, how far-fetched can one get? Not so fast there. In this subgenre you really have to sprint to keep ahead of the newspapers. Just this past week, CBC news reported that an undertaker in north Ontario had lost his license for body-switching. By all accounts it seems to be a case of burn-out and incompetence.

And the licensing board never makes anything public. That’s why Canada seems to be such a tidy place: never do anything out in the streets, where it might frighten the horses. We’ve mastered the art of the cover-up: know where the bodies are buried and what closets the ghosts are hiding in. And keep them there.

Eric Bennett’s bio sketch can be found here.

Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Eric. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!

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