Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Persistence of Memory, by Rachel L. Bowden

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(Hard SF) Ten-year-old Lee and his best friend Ben discover a dead animal near their school playground--an animal that shouldn't exist at all. Chilling. (2,161 words; Time: 07m)

Rating: ★★★★☆, Recommended

"The Persistence of Memory," by , appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact issue 01-02|16, published on by .

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Pro: The moment when we realize that Lee is only remembering Ben is really chilling. Suddenly we understand why things in the world seemed to be changing shape. Why Lee was so determined to investigate, why the creature felt so wrong.

Con: The opening is arguably too long.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Rachel is in the same writing group as me. Thanks for the recommendation and the 4* - I'm really proud for her :)