Heartsounds (Sentinel story)

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Title: Heartsounds
Author(s): Sheila Paulson
Date(s): 1998
Genre: gen
Fandom: The Sentinel
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Heartsounds is a gen Sentinel story by Sheila Paulson.

It was originally published in Observations on the Function of a Modern Sentinel and is online.


"Blair's missing, and Jim is on a desperate search."

Reactions and Reviews

As expected, this was another good story from this author, full of nice warm fuzzies and angst. The opening was very dramatic. And then things get more dramatic... "When Blair's burned out car is found with a body in it, Jim doesn't want to accept that his guide is dead." Simon winced at the sound of it. "Do you want me to stay with you?" he asked. "No," said Jim without hesitation. "I'm all right." The conventional words were automatic. They had nothing to do with reality. He wasn't sure he could ever be all right again. He was a man without a soul. His soul had died in a fiery crash tonight. "No," he said again. "It's not true. It's just a goddamn mixup, Simon." Simon was good here, as well as Jim and Blair and a peek from an interesting supporting character. One interesting thing was that the dramatic tension wasn't about whether or not Blair was dead -- because you know you can't really write a Blair is dead story and have your readers believe it (unless you really do a Blair is dead story and have your readers hate you) but the tension was in what various people believed about the manner of his death. [1]


  1. ^ from Kathryn A at Katspace, posted 2000, accessed June 4, 2013