Friday, September 8, 2017

The Care of House Plants, by Jeremy Minton

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(SF Horror) A biotech company sends investigators after a rogue employee. When they find plants bursting out of his house, they expect the worst. (7,131 words; Time: 23m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Care of House Plants," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 09-10|17, published on by .

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Pro: By the end, everything is explained. The plants had been assimilating Harry ever since he got that cut on his hand.

He even gets his wish to stand up to Grayling.

Con: There are no good characters in this story, so there’s no one to root for or against. Harry is quite a pushover, which makes him an unsatisfying protagonist.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Some interesting (if creepy) ideas about the plants and causing people to crave fruit instead of sweets. But I really didn't care about the characters one way or the other.