Monday, March 12, 2018

The Next to the Last of the Mohegans, by Joseph Bruchac

[F&SF]
★★★☆☆ Average

(Modern Fantasy) Billy’s best friend Arlin is incredibly brilliant and incredibly foolish, so when he calls for help, Billy hurries over like it’s the end of the world. It just might be. (4,516 words; Time: 15m)


"The Next to the Last of the Mohegans," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 03-04|18, published on by .

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Pro: The back and forth between Arlin and Billy is probably the best part of the story. It’s also cute that the Makiawisu commiserates with Billy for having such a challenging friend.

Con: The diversions take up more space than the actual plot, and the plot is something of a cheat. Billy turns up to help Arlin, and, using a power we didn’t know he had, contacts the Makiawisu, who simply give him what he wants.

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