Friday, January 13, 2017

Some Cupids Kill With Arrows, by Tansy Rayner Roberts

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(Fantasy Humor) On speed-dating night at the Dog and Biscuit, Meg notices that all the guys seem to be figures from Greek mythology. (2,523 words; Time: 08m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Some Cupids Kill With Arrows," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 14, published on .

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Pro: Some of the humor works, as when Jason can’t stop talking about boats, or Hercules gets a black eye when Dee learns he won’t be faithful longer than three weeks.

Con: Meg is such a selfish, unpleasant person one wonders what Cupid (or anyone) would see in her. She doesn’t earn the happy ending, which spoils it somewhat.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. This was going very nicely, a cute an amusing story, and then it just stopped. Yes, there was a bit of closure, but it really needed to carry on a bit further.