Thursday, January 31, 2019

To Stab with a Rose, by Natalia Theodoridou

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★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Fantasy Horror) A war refugee from a country where you express love with a knife has difficulty fitting into her new country. (2,116 words; Time: 07m)

"," by (edited by Scott H. Andrews), appeared in issue 270, published on .

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Review: 2019.079 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: Coming from a culture where love involves ritual mutilation, it’s no surprise the narrator experiences culture shock!

Con: Nothing happens in this story.

The idea of people cutting each other with knives to express their affection totally freaks me out.

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1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. Yeah, really didn't like the idea of that culture. Open wound equated with love. Letting a wound heal is rejection. Was also disturbed by the idea that the person who decides to put a knife in their mouth just has to be with whomever turns them around?? Conversely why go out on the ice at all if you're just going to "stab with a rose" and refuse whomever turns you around?