Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The History of the Invasion Told in Five Dogs, by Kelly Jennings

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(Alien Invasion) The narrator describes his/her efforts to stay alive over a period of years. Each segment includes a dog who made a difference in the narrator’s life. (2,260 words; Time: 07m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The History of the Invasion Told in Five Dogs," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 05-06|17, published on by .

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Pro: It’s very touching. “I still cry about that sometimes . . . Elvis running after that bus, trying to catch up to me.” He/she isn't just crying for the dog but for a whole world that was lost.

For a really bleak tale, it does end on a hopeful note: “if someone else is out there, we aren’t, after all, doomed.”

Con: There’s no actual plot. The narrator simply relates his/her tale, but has no real objective or goal.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Very good for a list story. Of course, I have a soft spot for dogs. I see from the author's blog that it's been selected for Gardner Dozois' Year's Best.