Here's a nice review of my story "Stalling." It's part of the Fictionaut Faves series at the Fictionaut blog.
I've been thinking about this story a lot recently because my oldest son, Ethan (who's turning five this week), is asking about death just about every day.
He wants to know when he'll die. He wants to know when his mother will die. He wants to know when I'll die.
Unfortunately it's been a death-filled year: my aunt died in January, a coworker (in his early 30s) died unexpectedly in February, and most recently my mother-in-law passed away last month.
Plus Ethan's been watching too much Scooby-Doo (filled with ghosts, mummies, etc.).
So there are many, many questions, and lots of stumbling answers.
"Stalling" is autobiographical, but it was mostly speculative at the time I wrote it. Now I'm truly living it.