Genre: Short story/ Science Fiction/ Mystery
What Happened to Winn Bailey is a story about a man who wakes up in a strange place with no recollection of how he got there... and he's not alone...
Edward Gold is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author and he also writes Children's books. He has won several contests for his short stories and has published several poems. He is the Organizer of a local writer's group with over 1,100 members. He has also produced, designed, and edited newsletters for several agencies and literary magazines. Learn more at his website.
Set firmly in the sci-fi realm, this is a short story mystery. On the first page, Mr. Bailey wakes up in a very strange environment. I found the descriptions of his room intriguing and compelling. As the scene changes, the mystery deepens and develops and kept the pages turning.
Often in a short story, I find myself cheated by an ending that either doesn’t explain enough or is too trite to believe. But in this instance, the finale was both satisfying and thought provoking, although I had to wait until the last page to find out what was truly going on—which is as it should be.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: Pete Barber
Approximate word count: 5,000