Sunday, September 13, 2015

Paradise and Trout, by Betsy James

Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2015; 2,969 words
Rating: 4, Recommended  Recommended By:  Locus

The ghost of a ten-year-old boy tries to find his way to paradise.

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

This story has some of the feel of "The Littlest Angel." We feel sad for the little boy, who loved the things of this world so much that he didn't want to leave. We don't even know if he made the right choice or not--we have no idea what was in the paradise that he rejected, but we do understand his choice.

It feels more like a fable than an SF story. Maybe that's okay.

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