Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Three Love Letters From an Unrepeatable Garden, by Aliya Whiteley

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(Modern Fantasy) A gardener writes to his love about the rare flower he cares for, which no one is allowed to smell. (2,576 words; Time: 08m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆, Average

"Three Love Letters From an Unrepeatable Garden," by , appeared in Interzone issue 266, published on by .

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Pro: The story is allegorical. It's possible that the flowers represent the world's nonrenewable resources. It asks the question: what's the purpose of preserving something if no one gets any benefit from it?

Con: Or maybe not. The narrator seems rather unpleasant, and we never learn anything about anyone except him/her. There's no dialogue and not much story.

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