Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Super-Luminous Spiral, by Cameron Van Sant

★★★☆☆ Average

(Slipstream) You fall in love with a boy in your creative fiction class who has blue and green skin speckled with spirals of twinkling lights. (3,487 words; Time: 11m)

"Super-Luminous Spiral," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 101, published on .

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Review: 2018.545 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It does a good job of describing someone’s descent into obsession. It’s amusing that the result of this “infection” is that the victims become prolific writers.

It’s also very funny that the author, who thought himself heterosexual just days earlier, asks his roommate if he wants to swap blowjobs, and he’s “surprisingly receptive.”

Con: I have no idea what the ending is supposed to me. I gather the story must have some overarching message, but, whatever it is, I’m not getting it.

I find it a little hard to believe that in this day and age a guy can get to college and not have a clue that he’s bi.

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