Friday, December 7, 2018

Mouths, by Lizz Huerta

★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Post-Apocalypse) When Fai falls and breaks her teeth, it’s not easy to find someone who can fix them, and the price is more than mere money. (3,564 words; Time: 11m)

"Mouths," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 103, published on .

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Review: 2018.690 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story has a complete plot, at least. Fai gets her teeth fixed, reunites with her lover, Flaquis, and establishes a partnership with El Buitre.

Note: “El Buitre” means “The Vulture” in Spanish and “Flaquis” means “Skinny.”

Con: It’s hard to tell if the story is meant to be taken seriously or not. El Buitre’s medical techniques  certainly wouldn’t have helped Fai in the real world, but the story seems to suggest that modern medicine is just a mistake. In fact, despite a few mentions of things lost forever (e.g. deviled eggs), the story seems to send the message that survivors of the apocalypse would be happier than we are now. That’s so hard to believe it spoiled the story for me.

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