Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Watershed, by Allison Jamieson-Lucy

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(Fantasy) When Koha sees Ihiteru walking on the river, she persuades her to stay a few days and help her. Riverwalkers never stay long, but she hopes this will be an exception. (4,393 words; Time: 14m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde), appeared in issue 09/11/17, published on .

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Pro: We know from the start that Koha cannot keep Ihiteru. The only question is how hard she’ll try and how hard she’ll take it when she fails. Losing her friend but finding a new purpose makes for a satisfying, if bittersweet, ending.

There’s probably a deeper symbolic meaning here, but I’m not seeing what it is.

Con: Ihiteru never develops as a character, so we have no idea what Koha sees in her.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. To me it seems symbolic of addiction possibly. Koha is strongly tempted to become a river-walker too. She wants to save Ihiteru and doesn't think she's a lost cause like most do. Ihiteru can't resist, but is adamant about preventing Kohu from following her example.