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A Complicated Divine by Brian Fatah Steele
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Jul 15, 11

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Read in July, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Here Brian Fatah Steele‘s delectable humor abounds.
This is a lovely, very fun and entertaining short story. There’s an air of innocence about Kylie that you will surely find endearing and touching.
It’s a bit of a bildugsroman, a bildungs-short-story if you will :) Though Kylie does not age physically (I doubt she actually could, anyway), she grows up from a sort of newborn angel-slash-fallen to a young primordial entity. She’s charming, utterly irresistible, and soundly naked a big chunk of the story. Of course, that’s not why I loved her, though it did make her a lot fun (fu~fu).
A clear display of writing genius, the tone and facets of this short story are in no way dark, there’s nothing sinister looming about, nothing too violent. Sure, there is a bit of metaphysical squabble, but it’s a story featuring a naked, beautiful, curious woman and several potent entities and elder deities, some squabbling is bound to happen. Well, it’s more of a morally oriented fight then a squabble, but it doesn’t reach cosmic proportions until the very last, and even then, it’s in low tones, contained, sort of calm.
I loved the vast array of ideas so beautifully webbed together, and the characters are simply adorable, even the so-called evil ones. This is a short, lovely, fun and greatly entertaining story, that will surely win you over from the first 10 words in.

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