Kit Mason

"Face in the Mirror" (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 13th March 2002 (1)
Zine: ?Sentry Duty
Issue: 4

I found this story on Guide Posts when I wandered over there and looked at their Alternative Universe listing. The story isn't on the author's page, just listed as having appeared in Sentry Duty #4. I'm glad I found it, because this story was lovely. Engrossing. I liked Sophie -- those people who go screaming and running away at OFCs, please don't run away from this story. She's not like that. As is not unexpected from this author, we get both insights, emotional minefields, banter, cool turns of phrase, and subtlety. I like the way things were led up to, rather than dumped on us. Definitely good story. I wish she'd write more gen.

Addendum (14/3/2002): Kit has now put it up on her page,

"Identity" (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 5th August 2000 (7)

In the midst of an undercover case, Blair considers his own identity, now that he's working as a cop. Interesting story - definitely needs a "rated M" warning. Thoughtful, introspective, philosophical, metaphysical, profound, but also grey and gritty.

This author was nominated in the 2000 Cascade Times Awards in the "best drama author" category.

Three Treasures

(1) "Into the Bardo" (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 5th August 2000 (3)

"In Buddhism, the three treasures are the Buddha (the truthbringer), the dharma (the teaching), and the sangha (the community.) These stories take place between when Blair is resuscitated from drowning and when he and Megan arrive in Sierra Verde." Thus speaks the blurb on Cascade Times. This first one, Into the Bardo, is introspective Jim-angst. Short, but good. You really need to read all three of them in one go.

(2) "Facing the Demons" (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 5th August 2000 (4)

Oooooh my. Really short, introspective Blair-angst; thoughts on water. Definitely good.

(3) "Rebirth" (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 5th August 2000 (5)

Oh my, oh my, this is intense. A minefield of reconciliation, negotiated safely. This was really good.

(4) "A Cry in the Night" (Sentinel)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 5th August 2000 (6)

A sequel to the Three Treasures trilogy. This was lovely. Another aspect of being a Sentinel. This was good. Tugging at the heartstrings, but authentic, not sentimental. I really liked the ideas about Jim's senses at the start.