Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mars, Aphids, and Your Cheating Heart, by James Van Pelt

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(Psionic) A private detective watches a woman meeting a strange man at his house in the middle of the night. (3,494 words; Time: 11m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"Mars, Aphids, And Your Cheating Heart," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 264, published on by .

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There's barely any story here at all. The god's-eye-view is a distraction, and the implications that very tiny events can have huge consequences aren't very interesting.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. I missed this review. I'm sorry it didn't work for you, but I love RSR's persistent mission to focus on short fiction.

    1. Thanks for the kind words.

      I've noticed that some authors are very thick-skinned, whereas others get upset at the slightest criticism--even in a 5-star review. Glad to see you're in the first camp.