Friday, July 8, 2016

The Words on My Skin, by Caroline M. Yoachim

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(Slipstream) The narrator's mother can write words on people's skins, and those words change who they are. (761 words; Time: 02m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 11, published on .

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Pro: The broad message is that we shouldn't try to change other people if they don't want to change, and by the end, the narrator has learned that.

It's very funny when she writes "loyal, faithful, honest" on her lover's back, and he immediately dumps her and goes back to his wife/lover.

Con: The message is a little heavy-handed. There's almost zero action in this tale.

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