What a View
Science fiction short story
The man struggling his way up the maintenance ladder was a suit. Likely squeezed into the world bloody and squalling with expensive silk already collaring his chubby little neck ...
The billboard was leviathan, blotting out the sky. The only thing Meredith had ever loved. And, tapping a rifle thoughtfully against her leg, she was determined to keep her bold advertisement dominating the entire world's view. With violence, if necessary.
The author was always fascinated by what could be contained in a brief moment. What a View is part of a suite of short science fiction, urban fantasy and horror stories by BP Gregory, each its own little maelstrom of human suffering and longing. It first appeared in print in 2004, as part of Cardigan Press' amazing experimental fiction collection All Change Please.
You can enjoy What a View as part of Cacophony: Collected Short Stories Volume One.