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Thomas, Steve: Smite Me, Oh Dark One (2011)

Smite Me
Cover art by John Comegno

In the case of Smite Me, Oh Dark One the title was what made me read it. In the story we get a bit of existentialism and family troubles.

Acerbus, God of Darkness, is a fun god, one that plans for the long haul. Lux, the God of Light, is the one that takes himself terribly serious. He has long speeches and flowery sentences. Silly bugger. He really ought to use his brain every once in a while. Lux does say what the other gods want to hear, so they follow him. Sound familiar, anyone???

This is a 26-page great short story that lightened my mood and left me smiling. I will definitely read it again.