Friday, April 27, 2018

Creative Nonfiction, by Paul Park

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Horror) Taylor McLeef, a high school senior at a girl’s prep school, writes essays about life as it might have been. They’re not supposed to be about what really is, much less what might be. (5,023 words; Time: 16m)

"Creative Nonfiction," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 05-06|18, published on by .

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Pro: By the end of the story, it seems that Taylor has been predicting the future, not shaping it, and that she's just one of many transhumans making a very different future.

Con: I found this to be pretty confusing, on the whole. Despite the revelation at the end, I’m pretty sure a couple of Taylor’s essays made changes to Mr. Pombo’s background. And what really happened at the end?

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