I've been reading through Spicy Slipstream Stories with the intent to post about each story as I come to it.
After reading Joe Murphy's "The Blue Shift" I found myself without anything of any substance to stay about it.
I was completely baffled by the story, something about a detective showing up at the scenes of crimes and seeing people as a woman wearing a blue shift, and then they switch back to being the people they are supposed to be. The entirety of this story was a big ol' "huh?" to me.
If I didn't think I would have run into something worth saying about the story, beyond whatever it is that I'm writing now, I would have quit on the story and moved on to the next. I persevered, but the story wasn't worth it.
I really wish I had something better to say about the story. Not necessarily more positive, but something that could analyze or explain what I found so dissatisfying.
All I've got is that I was confused from start to finish. Is that enough?