Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gasping, by Brandon O'Brien

★★★☆☆ Average

(Modern Fantasy) Aislinn’s parents adopted her after they found her gasping on the beach in Ireland. As she grows up, she has strange problems around the water. (3,437 words; Time: 11m)

"Gasping," by (edited by Sheree RenΓ©e Thomas), appeared in issue 111, published on .

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Pro: Aislinn finds her way back to the sea, where she was always meant to be.

Con: There’s very little substance to this story. Aislinn isn't really trying to get back to the sea; she just wants to be with her lover. Her return to the sea comes abruptly, and we learn nothing about it; if she'd been hit by a truck, the story would be essentially unchanged.

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