Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wednesday's Story, by Wole Talabi

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(Fairytale Fantasy) A member of a group of powerful beings who make stories real tells us the truth about Solomon Grundy and why he had to die. (6,725 words; Time: 22m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: RHorton:4

"," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 72, published on .

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

Pro: Wednesday feels sorry for the people in the stories he and his siblings will into being, but eventually he learns that meddling with them is even worse. The embedded story about the tortoise was new (to me) and surprising.

Con: The story-in-the-story thing gets a little tiresome. Lines like "Authors do not like their stories changed" tend to pop the reader out of the story.

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