Sunday, May 29, 2016

Breadcrumbs, by Malcolm Devlin

(Slipstream) While fourteen-year-old Ellie's parents are away, her world starts to change into something very strange. (7,616 words)

Rating: 2, Not Recommended

"Breadcrumbs," by appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of Interzone Magazine (Issue 264), published by

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

Pro: Ellie's flights of fancy are frequently funny, even when they're horrible. It's possible that the whole story is a metaphor for how puberty transforms a young girl into a different sort of person.

Con: Or maybe it doesn't mean anything at all. Lots of bizarre things happen in the story, with little or no clue what they're supposed to mean.

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