Saturday, November 24, 2018

Missed Connections, by Alena Flick

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[Strange Horizons]
★★★☆☆ Average

(Ghost Story) A lonely young woman makes fanciful posts in an online forum for folks who’re trying to find people they met but never exchanged contact info. (3,756 words; Time: 12m)

"," by (edited by Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde), appeared in issue 11/12/18, published on .

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Review: 2018.670 (A Word for Authors)

Pro:: Lindsey needs to put her fantasies away and start interacting with real people. When a real ghost responds to one of her posts, it gives her the wake-up call she needs.

There’s a moderate amount of tension when we wonder if she plans to join the ghost by killing herself in the same spot.

It’s nice that she looks likely to get involved with a real person, and it’s cute that they got in touch via the same “Missed Connections” app.

Con: The speculative element here is almost zero. Even if we accept the ghost was real, she didn't do very much for it.

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