The Green Man by Lee Mather

Peter Jones reflects on a life-changing incident from his past, in which he survived a horrifying plane crash. He had been warned the night before by his mother that the Green Man–a mysterious being she claimed would appear to her whenever someone close to her was about to die–had appeared to her, and that he ought not to get on his flight. But he did, and survived… causing him to realize it may not have been him that the Green Man had warned his mother about.

Lee Mather, in this short story, tells about one man’s revelation of truth and love against the backdrop of a horrifying accident. The crash and its aftermath is vividly related, and the emotional impact of Peter’s re-examination of his mother’s claims is real and effective. It’s a well-told, creepy, and thought-provoking tale.

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Gary W. Olson is the author of the dark fantasy novel Brutal Light and several previously published and forthcoming short stories. He can be found via his website, his blog A Taste of Strange, as @gwox on Twitter, and in many other far-flung places on the Internet.