Monday, March 12, 2018

A Swim and a Crawl, by Marc Laidlaw

★★★☆☆ Average

(Horror) On a dark evening, a man seeking oblivion swims away from shore. (2,598 words; Time: 08m)

"A Swim and a Crawl," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 03-04|18, published on by .

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Pro: The strongest part is the vivid description of being out in deep water in the darkness and feeling the ocean currents grabbing hold of you.

From the ending, we gather he didn’t change his mind in time. Around the point he thought of falling asleep, he must have died and thereafter he was in the afterlife—the part reserved for suicides.

Con: The ending comes as a bit of a disappointment after thinking he was almost safe.

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