Thursday, December 13, 2012
A review of Bloodpath by Lori Lopez
"Don't Mess with Sasquatch"
While this short story by Lori Lopez isn't quite as comical as the Jack Link's Beef Jerky commercials, some of which I love, it might make you think twice about frolicking through the woods. Bloodpath squeezes a lot of action into a dozen or so pages, which is exactly what I want out of a short story. When one typically hears about a real-life Bigfoot encounter, it usually involves the sighting of a single creature. However, this isn't the case in Bloodpath. The main character, Boyd, encounters a group of them (some being hybrid types) and there is even a hierarchy of order involved. Given Boyd's poor physical state and his lack of weapons, the odds are definitely stacked against him. While I was sensing, or maybe hoped for, a different ending to this story, I respect what Lori did. In fact, as a writer, it's probably what I would have done. Regardless of the outcome, Bloodpath is an entertaining read that cuts to the chase. There isn't any filler material in this story, so your money is well spent.