The first of my three favourite stories from my time as Fiction Editor at The View From Here is 'Outside the Atmosphere' from Shirley Golden. There's no order to my three choices - I like them all as much as each other. I chose them because I could still remember, with each one, how I felt after reading the story for the first time.
'Outside the Atmosphere' made me feel great warmth towards its characters. It is a story with a light touch told from inside; no distance, no judging. It could have been told so differently, but it isn't. It's told from exactly the right place. That's what makes it so special for me.
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