Monday, June 12, 2017

As I Fall Asleep, by Aimee Ogden

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(Superhero) Cerebrelle wakes up in her enemy’s lair, betrayed by her sidekick perhaps; if only she could remember. (3,001 words; Time: 10m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"As I Fall Asleep," by (edited by Tricia Reeks and Kyle Anderson), appeared in , published on by .

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Pro: The gradual way we realize that Cerebelle has lost her memory is suitably creepy. A superhero who’s big strength was her brain but who now suffers from Alzheimer’s.

The plot is really all about Evvy calming her down and getting her safely home. the bit about how the super villain changed sides and Cerebelle herself was asking him for recipes at the last Christmas party is both funny and sad.

Con: The story ends with no resolution. Perhaps there just can't be one, given the setup, but it's a sad, hopeless note to end on.

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