Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Aurelia, by Lisa Mason

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(Horror) Robert meets Aurelia when she comes to his firm for legal help, and he falls in love with her at once. She’s beautiful, sweet, absent minded, and reclusive, but there’s something troubling about her workroom, which is usually off-limits. (7,440 words; Time: 24m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Aurelia," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 01-02|18, published on by .

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Pro: There are plenty of hints of what Aurelia is, and there's a good bit of tension as we wait to see what Robert will do when he finally figures it out.

Con: It’s hard for a were-butterfly (lepidanthrope?) to really be all that scary, especially once we realize she’s a scavenger, not a killer.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. Thought the exploits of Rob and Trev and their various other women were rather cartoonish.

    Felt like some of the details didn't quite come together, but maybe I just don't know enough about butterflies.

    1. That's probably why lepidanthropy isn't a popular topic for stories. :-)