Friday, April 22, 2016

‘Or I Wil Harrie Them Out of This Land’, by Thomas M. Waldroon

Not Rated No Speculative Element

(Historical Fiction) In the 1630s, two brothers move to the New World to escape religious persecution. This story covers 50 years of their lives there. (13,839 words; Time: 46m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 198, published on .

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Review: 2016.461 (A Word for Authors)

Although the afterword makes a reference to one of the brothers being telepathic, I didn't get that when I read the story, so it's very subtle and unimportant to the story. Worse, this is a tale, not a story; it has no plot, just a sequence of things that happen.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. (Hmm, I thought I already left a comment here, but I must have closed the tab before hitting publish.)

    There are hints that James really is a witch and that the brothers have a psychic connection. However, the main purpose of the story seems to be displaying the research the author did into his genealogy and New England history.