An excellent first story by a new writer that makes you think. Dreamer I Be has broken away from the usual story type on SoL and challenged readers to accept something different.
Readers who are heavily bound by their squicks and unable to put them aside for one chapter are presented with the opportunity to skip the offending chapter and still follow the story. Chapter 2 is the chapter containing the details, and is written so that the reader can discover who the incidental characters are and their intent at the same time as Jim, the narrator.
Once again I put aside a squick so I could find out what happens that leads up to the decision that must be made by Jim. And once again it was a worthwhile decision on my part!
Technically the story is very good. The present SoL rating undervalues it.
It is hard to present an extensive plot in a three chapter piece, but the author has done well, especially the way he constructed the story for those who might be offended by some themes.
Sex? It would have been unfair of me with my squick to score this initially, but after four reads as I thought about the motivations of some of the characters, the actions of the participants became... arousing. Another squick partly squelched, I guess.
'A Decision' took me through several phases in my judgement of the actions of the characters. It made me think, argue, write, and then rethink. Each time I became angry with some of the characters, but after my fourth read I softened my judgement. The groups intent was out of love for one of their own, but misguided and unfair on Jim.
Four reads inside a week? I think I liked it a lot. It is well worth reading.