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The Nocturnal Adventure of Dr. O and Mr. D: 04/08/08
I have really been enjoying the April issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. The fourth story, "The Nocturnal Adventure of Dr. O and Mr. " is worth a second or third read.
Tim Sullivan's conversation between a frustrated writer, a playful musician and an amateur artist named Doris is by itself interesting and entertaining. It can be taken as a mood piece. At the second level, Sullivan has built a world or a state of mind (if you believe Dr. O) or a dimension (if you believe Mr. D) that is recognizable and yet mysterious and worth exploring. At the final level Sullivan asks you to sort out who Dr. O and Mr. D are. Although he doesn't give any hints at who Doris is, I have to wonder if she is based on anyone too.
For more on the story (and the identities of Dr. O and Mr. D), please see the interview posted the magazine's blog.