Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Fate of the World, Reduced to a Ten-Second Pissing Contest, by Erica L. Satifka

★★★☆☆ Average

(Alien Abduction) The aliens abducted Lucky’s bar and everyone in it. They’ve been trapped in some twisted part of space-time, and the narrator despairs of ever getting home. (924 words; Time: 03m)

"The Fate of the World, Reduced to a Ten-Second Pissing Contest," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 275, published on by .

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Pro: The setting is interesting, a group of people trapped in a bar in a place between one moment and the next. It has a very strong Twilight Zone feeling to it.

Con: As far as I can tell, the narrator and his girlfriend simply commit suicide at the end. He seemed to think there was something significant about the alien pissing off the edge, but I can’t see what it was.

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