The Wheel by David Alan Jones


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Post October 03, 2016, 08:28:36 AM

The Wheel by David Alan Jones

I always enjoyed David’s stories. This one has a unique theme about it, one that is abstract a little yet clear. The wheel, the mayor and the circus are all interesting but Marcus Paid is the most interesting.

I'm not going to express my thoughts about the story line, because this story can have different interpretations for each reader! I don't want to influence another's thought.

David always come up with a good one!!
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Post October 04, 2016, 08:43:47 PM

Re: The Wheel by David Alan Jones

For me, it was the ending. A story so obviously reminiscent of Bradbury with maybe a little Jackson thrown in could have been ho-hum or felt derivative, but that ending -- it gives me chills every time I read it.

And for it to have gotten me the first time I read it is pretty good, but to get me multiple times is impressive.
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Post October 09, 2016, 04:25:48 PM

Re: The Wheel by David Alan Jones

Yes, I would agree it had a Bradburian feel to it. Excellent tale.

I, too, have been a fan of David's stories for a long time, and was glad he could join us with three pieces in Flash of Aphelion.

However, it's been a while since I remember a piece of his here... like five or six years ago... right?

Glad you're back, David.
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Post October 18, 2016, 04:16:47 PM

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Thank you all. Yes, it's been a minute since I published anything at Aphelion. I've been focusing on novels the last little while. It's nice to be home.

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Post October 29, 2016, 05:55:16 PM

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Zen-Bradbury?

I thought it was wonderful until they put the little girl in; then it got disturbing.

For a while, at first, I wondered if anyone would get something out that they needed. Not sure how that would have worked out.
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