Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Behind Her, Trailing Like Butterfly Wings, by Daniela Tomova

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(Apocalypse) Space-time anomalies are destroying the world. Some survivors live in “oases,” which are mostly protected but other walk the road following a mysterious woman. Mallow interviews a roadie to find out why. (6,300 words; Time: 21m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 103, published on .

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Pro: The dialogue is natural and the narration is smooth, with no infodumps.

It’s arguable that the story does have a plot: Marrow wants to tell Frank what happened to his wife after he left her.

Con: We end up knowing very little about either Marrow or Frank, nor do we learn what caused the anomalies. The narrator’s suicide at the end doesn’t seem to be foreshadowed at all.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I didn't think Marrow was about to commit suicide. To me it seems like he's feels free to go on the road now that he's found Frank and told him about his wife.