Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Weather, by Caighlan Smith

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(SF) Teenage Lolly lives in a dying, desert town. But something worse than economics is killing the town. (3,703 words; Time: 12m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

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Pro: Calling the zombie attacks "storms" and including them in the weather report is unique. Nice touch showing us how far things have fallen by having Lolly not understand the grandmother's ravings about WiFi and followers.

Con: There's no story here. Lolly isn't try to accomplish anything, nor is anyone else. Things just happen for no purpose.

It's hard to believe that this zombie epidemic persisted for decades and yet much of civilization still functions.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. This is like a little snapshot of an interesting world, but I agree there's not really a story. I did enjoy the flip of social media obsessed grandma and completely tech illiterate teenager.