Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sucks (to Be You), by Katharine Duckett

★★★☆☆ Average

(Modern Fantasy) A succubus finds that social media makes her life easier, but it has a drawback she didn’t consider. (2,842 words; Time: 09m)

"," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 22, published on .

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Pro: I liked how the role of the succubus wasn’t merely to seduce people—it was to ruin their lives by making them obsess over her at the expense of all the later loves in their lives. I loved the way she used social media to make it easier for her victims to stay obsessed over time. And it’s a cute twist that she found herself obsessed with a woman who was making a powerful effort to escape her.

Con: Part way through, I realized the succubus was a stalker, and, somehow, that took most of the fun out of it. She’s pure evil (as a succubus is supposed to be) but she pays only a very small price for it.

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