Thursday, August 23, 2018

Best Served Slow, by Leah Cypess

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Horror) Margret is sure the family vacationed in this same Greek village last year, but she can’t remember anything that happened in between. (3,661 words; Time: 12m)

"Best Served Slow," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 09-10|18, published on by .

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Pro: It’s an amusing twist that anyone who feels guilt can see her—not just the murderer. Her decision to hang around and simply annoy her son and daughter-in-law until her grandkids were grown is a clever one.

Con: She was an awful mother and now she’s an awful ghost. It's hard to have much sympathy. And for all we know, her grandson Mike could be the murderer.

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2 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. This is a good story. I think it is a 4-star myself. The ending was very good.

    You've listed it as "horror". It is about a ghost but that is about as "horror" as it gets.

    I don't think the grandson Mike can see the ghost.

    1. I guess it's not really horror if all the ghost does is annoy people. :-)

      Maybe I could call it "ghost story" but that also seems misleading.