Sunday, September 20, 2015

My Time on Earth, by Ian Creasey

Asimov's Science Fiction, October/November 2015; 4,098 words
Rating: 2, Not recommended

Amy just got back from a trip to Earth with her parents, and she excitedly tells her friends all about the ghost she met in England.

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

Creasey's teenage-girl character really comes to life. The ghost's pitch that he'd help her spy on her friends is hilarious. When his rock won't fit in her bags, her decision to slice the blood stain off the rock is interesting, although it seems a little out of character for Amy.

From that point, it goes downhill. Amy's an unreliable narrator, but after that point we're unsure whether we're supposed to believe any of the story at all.

2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. I agree with this rating.

    It was kind of entertaining to read. I think it is meant to be a comedy.

    1. I think so too, but the trouble is it wasn't very funny.