Review of short story in Cleaver Magazine

Cleaver Mag Issue 2

Some kind words about Christopher’s short story from a reviewer of Cleaver Magazine’s latest issue: “The issue’s best short stories come from Kat Carlson and Christopher X. Shade and fit squarely into literary fiction rubric… Shade’s “In Very Little Time on the Nile” is a lyrical meditation on storytelling and people watching as Howard, a man on a tourist cruise to Aswan, imagines the life an attractive fellow passenger has been leading alongside his over the course of their intersecting vacations. Shade cleverly uses the woman’s scarf as a trigger for Howard’s fantasies, and it becomes a recurring detail, a thread that tightens the story’s scope.”

Christopher’s story “In Very Little Time On The Nile” appeared in Cleaver Magazine Issue #2, June 2013.

See the full review at The Review Review here: “New Online Mag Cuts Sharply Through the Din