The Metamorphosis of Troubadour Merriwether by Diana Hockley is all about a nerd who learns to self-worth from a rat. He goes from the ultimate geek to model perfect, but looks aren’t everything, nor do they ensure a happily ever after, at least not the one you might have imagined.
Like many well-written short stories, my biggest complaint is the story isn’t longer. Hockley develops some interesting characters, and I would have enjoyed delving deeper into the relationship between man and mouse. Thanks to The Metamorphosis of Troubadour Merriwether, I’ll be reimagining the geeks in my life remade into gods.