When a drunken prophet in Scotland’s roughest town predicts a coming Apocalypse, no one takes much notice. After all, not one of the prophet’s previous prognostications has come true. But five days later, events appear to be unfolding exactly as prophesied. A certain tonic wine, which is implicated in the majority of violent crimes committed in Scotland, plays a pivotal role in proceedings, as do two otherworldly visitors.
I really enjoyed “Revelation Was Wrong”. It was a very quick read, but the words “small but beautifully formed” come to mind. Not that this is a beautiful short story, but it is so well crafted.
The dialogue made me laugh out loud, although as an “end of the world” tale, it was pretty gruesome at times. I have another of author, Mark Rice‘s book to read – “Metallic Dreams” – and I have to say, I’m looking forward to the experience!
About the author ( in his own words):