Thursday, March 15, 2018

A Priest of Vast and Distant Places, by Cassandra Khaw

★★★☆☆ Average

(Modern Fantasy) Airplanes have their own spirits, and much turbulence is caused by those spirits being restless. So every plane secretly carries a priest who communicates with the spirit and keeps it happy. (2,052 words; Time: 06m)

"," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 106, published on .

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: This is about the narrator’s struggle with the decision to retire. Ostensibly it’s about her service to the gods of the planes, but it speaks to anyone with a high-paying job that takes them away from home and family.

Con: It’s not a story so much as a dialogue between the narrator and the plane, at the end of which the narrator still does what she planned to all along.

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