Being a Twilight Zone aficionado, Barbara Avon’s newest novella, Q.W.E.R.T.Y, A Haunting, is reminiscent of Sterling’s soul-stirring tales. Be careful what you wish for. Luke is a struggling to cope, widowed author who desperately wants his wife, Claudia, lost in a tragic accident, back. Until, that is, a typewriter bequeathed from his Aunt Zia is brought to his door and all his typed thoughts and wishes come true. Or do they? Avon spins a wicked mournful tale, as Serling would say “There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on.”
Are we sure of that?