Sunday, September 4, 2016

Crocodile Tears, by Jaymee Goh

(Fable) A crocodile visits a man whose ambitions have led him far away from home and family. (1,957 words; Time: 06m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"," by , appeared in Lightspeed Magazine issue 76, published on

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Pro: A nice little story whose moral is don't abandon your family. It's amusing how charming the crocodile narrator is despite the fact that he doesn't hide his true nature from us. He considerately gives Si Tenggang a chance to repent before he eats him--not wanting to kill his soul.

Con: The outcome of the story was rather obvious from the moment Si Tenggang asks if the neighbors buried his mother. The quote from the Haddith at the end is about as welcome as a quote from the Bible would be.

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