Writer: McKay Wadsworth
Publisher: Self Published
Publish Date: 25th May 2022
Reviewed By: Dean Asquith
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A lone drifter left alone in a desolate world knows that the struggle to survive means doing what must be done and not taking on more than you can bear. Guided by the Wind Mother, he will discover something that changes his entire world.
Waterworld meets Mad Max or The Last Of Us in this epic short story from the brilliant mind of McKay Wadsworth!
I was delighted when I was contacted by McKay asking me to review his short story… I do love a good short story and this definitely resides in this category. You may remember McKay from my review of the Kirin Comics book: Buttercup!
Forgotten Oasis sets up what could be an incredible series of short stories or a novel. McKay loads the 18 pages with ample world building, lore and deep characters. The entire short story is a gripping, one sitting thrill ride that pulls you into the desolate location and refuses to let you go. If you have seen the movie Waterworld before then imagine that kind of planetary shift but instead of water, we have sand! Add in the mad max-ease machines and child/adult interactions like the last of us and you have a sure fire hit in the fantasy world.
I need to give some credit to the artist who made the cover also! Kristin Tingey has created a cover which is beautiful in its simplicity. It perfectly captures the vast emptiness of McKay’s world but also had me staring at it. A perfect addition to any bookshelf!
I really hope McKay continues down this line and blesses us with some more short stories involving the lone drifter and his wind mother guide! Below is a pre-order link for you and a link to McKay’s newsletter to allow you to keep updated!
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