Tuesday, September 8, 2015

We're So Very Sorry for Your Recent Tragic Loss, by Nick Wolven

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In a world where everything is connected, a bug causes the system to think that thirty-five-year-old Meg has suffered a death in the family, and everything in her daily life, from her pillow to the ads on the sidewalk, starts commiserating with her. (9,698 words; Time: 32m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFRevu:4

"We're So Very Sorry for Your Recent Tragic Loss," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 09-10|15, published on by .

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This story seems unsure whether it wants to be taken seriously or not. The way many characters simply refuse to accept that there's a bug, "you're in denial," the insanely selfish and clueless boss, and the unsympathetic "talk to the troll" roommate all remind us of sitcoms. Yet the real tragedy of Meg's career and her mother's death are clearly not played for laughs, so it's a little hard to be sure what to make of it all.

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