Short Fiction

Literally Reruns – Conscious Coward by Vic Smith

Leila has been down the mine again. This time she has unearthed an old piece that she felt was well overdue for a rerun. This is what she said:

The best thing about falling into the LS archives is finding something very much worthwhile that you had missed the first time around. Vic Smith’s Conscious Coward has been patiently awaiting a chance at a comeback for four years, and I feel that its time is nigh.

The piece has a tremendous soul and it is quite moving, not in just its own way but in all ways. The concept of Man Playing God is older than the night fires at which it was first told. It’s a difficult sell to weary readers who are certain they have seen all possible takes on Frankenstein. Here, the writer must come at you from a different interesting angle, which Smith has ably accomplished in The Conscious Coward.

Leila Allison


The Conscious Coward

1 thought on “Literally Reruns – Conscious Coward by Vic Smith”

  1. Hi Leila,
    This is a brilliant choice and Vic is criminally underrepresented here.
    I can only agree with your observations.
    We all came across Vic on another site and his work is very thoughtful and always has a beautiful tone.
    Thanks as always!!


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