This morning I was finding it difficult to stay alert and focused, until "Absinthe Fish" received a very favorable endorsement, from SF Signal
reviewer John H. Stevens! An enthusiastic review gives me a better buzz than caffeine (not that I'll ever give up coffee... but favorable words are the best stimulant in the world).
John H. Stevens: "... I would like to point in particular to M. David Blake's "Absinthe Fish" which perfectly fulfills my criteria for 'mind-blowing fiction.'"
His comment appeared in the MIND MELD Makeup: Our Favorite SF/F Consumed During 2011
article. I am blown away by the response this story has received, as well as the fact that it is still garnering reviews, seven and a half months after it first appeared.