Title: The Other Labyrinth
Author: Jedediah Berry
In: The Coyote Road (Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Tricksters
Dates read: 30th September 2019
Format: Short story
Publisher: Firebird Fantasy
5th sentence, 74th page: Is that what he was calling himself?
He has to make his way through the labyrinth if he wants to please his boss and the woman he loves. But he might not be able to accomplish both tasks…
I found this short story a little confusing and convoluted. Which is probably what the point of it was… after all, it’s based around the idea of a labyrinth. And there is nothing sensical and normal about a labyrinth. Which made this a somewhat perfect trickster story. The labyrinth being the perfect trickster persona.
It’s a little difficult to write much about this short story. Each stage of the labyrinth is a small tale. One that fits into the greater tale. Although I’m still not sure how. This is one of those stories which needs to be read multiple times to understand what exactly is happening.