Monday, January 9, 2017

Blow, Winds, and Crack Your Cheeks, by John Alfred Taylor

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(Climate SF) As a hurricane bears down, a retired couple visit their beloved Fire Island cottage for what may be the last time. (3,938 words; Time: 13m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Blow, Winds, and Crack Your Cheeks," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 01-02|17, published on by .

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Pro: Very poignant. The story is about how they said farewell to their little seaside retreat and made their peace with its loss. They felt their neighbors gave up too early, but now they've accepted the inevitable.

Con: The buildup leads us to expect action, tension, and a struggle with the elements. Instead, the storm misses them, and the story fizzles out with it.

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