Friday, October 5, 2018

The Tale of the Scout and the Pachydormu, by Gregory Norman Bossert

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Fairy Tale) Every year we hear the tale of the governor who couldn’t sleep, the scout who sought a mythical beast that could make anyone sleep, and the consequences of her finding it. (9,499 words; Time: 31m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 262, published on .

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Pro: The fairy tale itself is very colorful, and it’s rich with the sort of absurdities we’re familiar with from traditional fairy tales, e.g. trying to make him sleep by putting bags of doves under his bed.

Con: It really is remarkably effective at putting the reader to sleep, as the framing story claims. Seriously, it just goes on way too long, and the ending is unsatisfying.

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