Thursday, January 7, 2016

That Lucky Old Sun, by Carrie Cuinn

(SF) Melanie's mother wants Melanie to stay indoors today so she can "spend all the minutes I have left with you," but the fifth-grader thinks something's wrong with that. (5,200 words)

Rating: 2, Not recommended

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

Pro: There's a good bit of tension while we wait to discover what the disaster is or whether Melanie's mother has just lost her mind.

Con: We can't believe that all the leaders of the world decided to destroy the whole planet just to get rid of one minority group.

"," by appeared in the January 2016 issue of Apex Magazine (Issue 80), published .

1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I felt this was left too mysterious to make sense of the situation. Not sure how that could be resolved due to the young POV or without losing the tension.