Monday, April 10, 2017

Maybe Look Up, by Jess Barber

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(Time Travel) You get one chance to go back in time and spend 30 minutes trying to fix the worst mistake you ever made. Which one will you pick? (2,944 words; Time: 09m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 83, published on .

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Pro: The narrator realizes that she’s content with her life—warts and all—and doesn’t wish to trade it for a different sets of problems. It's touching that the one thing she most wants to change--An Li's health--is the one thing she can do nothing about.

Con: This is a rather obvious way to end the story, inasmuch as the original idea sounded more like suicide than anything else.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Nicely drawn friendship. Since the SF element stays entirely off-screen, it becomes more of a thought experiment.