Friday, September 8, 2017

The Lightning Bird, by Kristi DeMeester

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(Horror) Gable is just a teenager when her mother dies, but the old women expect her to take her place and do her magic. (4,734 words; Time: 15m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"The Lightning Bird," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 100, published on .

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Pro: Gable misses her mother and wants her back. At the end, we think she's accomplished that, by sacrificing Sisi and taking her unborn child, infusing it with her mother's spirit.

Con: Gable is an awful person who hurts other people just because she can. Sisi may have been a foolish person, but she didn't deserve to die that way. There's no feeling of justice done or injustice corrected nor of any special price paid.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Not sure what to make of this one. Gable and her mother are suppose to be spiritual guides for their community. Yet they seem to be all about themselves.