Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Three Dancers of Gizari, by Tamara Vardomskaya

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(High Fantasy) Bethenica Morning, humble, penny-pinching accountant to the wealthy and powerful Nahemiah Froll, travels abroad to acquire a famous statue for her mistress. (6,700 words; Time: 22m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by , appeared in issue 192, published on .

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Pro: Bethenica's obsession with money starkly illuminates her fear of poverty. Even when she's spending Nahemiah's money, she's fearful.

Her deep love of art shines through as well; her whole reason for working for Nahemiah was to be close to the art she herself could never afford. It's completely plausible that she'd be swayed by an artwork that captured her soul.

It concludes nicely with her on the cusp of choosing to follow her passion.

Con: Bethenica is an awfully passive character. Nahemia, Estorges, and (to an extent) Izida are the ones who actually make things happen. Bethenica is just along for the ride.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Nice story. It makes sense that the artist would rather his work go to the person who appreciates it the most.