Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tired of the Same Old Quests?, by Peter Wood

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(Portal Fantasy Humor) To distract themselves from their boring world of magic and quests, Mirk and her friends play an exciting game about people who live in suburbs, drive cars, and work in cubicles. (2,073 words; Time: 06m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Tired of the Same Old Quests?," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 05-06|17, published on by .

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Pro: Mirk gets to leave her world for ours, and Sophia gets to go home, so there are complete plot lines.

It’s very funny when Mirk convinces her dad to invent property insurance, and then use that to make the magician surrender.

Con: Although it’s funny, it’s not really convincing that this suburbs and cubicles game is really very interesting. The story mostly exists for the joke; there isn't much else to it.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Thank you for your kind words. It's always an honor when someone takes the time to read one of my stories.