Cyd and George Beacham’s “Son of a Covet” is an amazing short story about Roman Knox that shows how the lifestyles and characters of one’s ancestors can affect those of the descendants. In the story, it didn’t matter whether those lifestyles were public knowledge. Somehow, the same psychological approach to life got handed down.
Although part of a collection of short stories in “Struck By Lightning and other bolts of reality”, this story has the impact of a full length novel. It’s the kind of story that should be made into a short film. I can hardly wait.