The surreal/fantastic elements of this story worked incredibly well because of the way Getz maintained them throughout the course of the story. He introduced the rules of his world and stuck to them as he continued the story. It also aided me in being able to suspend my disbelief, and I think that's the key: to not ask too much at once for your reader. Great read! Wonderful voice. I felt as though the close psychic distance really helped me empathize with the main character.
Well, you had me hooked with the bloody knife and injured head. However, I had to look up the meaning of homunculus before continuing the story. You did finally explain what it is several paragraphs down. That would be my only negative critique. The daughter's story was sad, terrible and interesting. I hope she was able to find her own little homunculus!
I love the role the homunculus played in this story. It was new and interesting, and I was hooked from the very beginning!
This was an incredibly intense story! It was intriguing from start to finish. You did a great job of bringing the characters to life and showing the struggle the daughter was going through.