Saturday, July 28, 2018

Eyes, by Paul Crenshaw

★☆☆☆☆ Needs Improvement

(Horror) A boy finds a pair of disembodied eyeballs which tell him about a land where children are born blind and can only see after their parents sacrifice their own eyes to them (4,208 words; Time: 14m)

"Eyes," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 276, published on by .

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Pro: The concept of sharing memories between generations is an interesting one.

Con: The biggest problem with this story is that it’s told entirely in narration. It’s like reading the outline of a story—not the story itself.

The eye plucking completely grossed me out, and I could never stop thinking about how Michael was carrying someone else's eyeballs in his pocket.

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