Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Slumbering Storm, by Rafaela Ferraz

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(Modern Fantasy) Eva goes to a mysterious hotel in an out-of-the-way town to try a sleep cure for her ennui. (5,658 words; Time: 18m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde), appeared in issue 07/03/17, published on .

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Pro: Despite everything, it does seem that Eva got what she came for. She’s no longer obsessed with killing herself, and it only cost her a week—unlike the decades Marcus spent.

It feels like there’s a deeper message here, but I can’t put my finger on what that might be. The experience of depression? The feeling of having slept through life?

Con: The story takes a long time to get going, and the early part is badly overwritten.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Hmm, today must be my day for reading stories about suicidal women. This one was more hopeful though. At the end of the podcast, narrator Anaea Lay mentioned that she thought it was about the experience of getting mental health treatment.