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Sam Wilson

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“Walled Garden” review

The Pornokitsch website has published a really good and thoughtful review of my short story The Walled Garden, originally printed in Chew Magazine and available for free here. The review compares it to another short story “The House On The Wall” by Stanley Weyman, which deals in a different way with society’s gatekeepers.

Sam Wilson’s “The Walled Garden” (2010) is emotionally and morally ambiguous throughout – a brief and disturbing tale about a corporate employee whose role is to evaluate “inappropriate” content from a major (unnamed) website. The work is grinding, both physically (“We each have to get through sixty thousand images a day, or we’re out”) and mentally. The images are of the most horrific scenes imaginable.

The full review is available here.


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