Saturday, January 13, 2018

To Blight a Fig Tree Before It Bears Fruit, by Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley

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(SF Horror) Meshee is one of eight pregnant women whose babies are being auctioned off against their will. (1,490 words; Time: 04m)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

"," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 104, published on .

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Pro: Although Meshee seems to be completely helpless, we admire her determination to fight, and it's heartening to think she may have found a way to beat the investors after all.

The theme dramatizes how the very rich live at the expense of the children of the poor.

Con: It’s obvious very quickly what’s going on, and the details of how it’s done are tedious to read. Not to mention gross.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Ooph! I see the author usually writes poetry -- like a poem this is brief and vivid -- a bit too visceral.