Friday, October 2, 2015

Solder and Seam, by Maria Dahvana Headley

Lightspeed Magazine, October 2015; 4,364 words
Rating: 2, Not recommended

On a future Earth, after most people have left, a failed revolutionary decides to build a life-size wooden whale.

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The way the man throws things together and they just work makes this a magical realism story. Obviously the story is meant as a metaphor for something, but we never figured out quite what. Lacking that, it's just very confusing.

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