Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bucket List Found in the Locker of Maddie Price, Age 14, Written Two Weeks Before the Great Uplifting of All Mankind, by Erica L. Satifka

Lightspeed Magazine, June 2015; 660 words
Rating: 3, Good, ordinary, story  Recommended By: io9  SFRevu:4

Maddie's list of things to do before the end of the world tells a sad, sweet story.

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: The items struck out are things she managed to do. The others are things she didn't get around to before she left. This makes the last line particularly touching.

Con: We really can't decide whether something really terrible happened or not. Worst of all: were her parents part of a cult? (In which case, this wasn't SF at all.)

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