Short Story Review: Past Jumper by Jamie Heppner
This is a very interesting read. It’s short, less than 9k words, but it introduces you to a dystopian world by raising questions that often go tactfully unanswered. You’re often left to ponder and make guesses with the clues you have, and I like that sort of reading.
The end really came to soon, but that’s sort of expected for a short story like this. You want more, and Heppner is working on delivering just that. I can’t help but wonder if these mini books wouldn’t serve better as a full novel, but I obviously don’t know what Heppner has in mind for the series.
There were some editing errors that I couldn’t help but notice — missing spaces, wrong words, the occasional missing word. But I don’t think most readers care much about this sort of thing. It’s not exactly glaring.
Because this is short, you only get a real look into two characters and a delightful, loyal dog. However, that focus was necessary to build these characters in the short space, and I enjoyed learning more about them.
I can say that, thanks to some good writing, an interesting story, and the fact that it’s a quick read, you will probably really enjoy this.