Sunday, March 10, 2019

Curse Like a Savior, by Russell Nichols

★★★★☆ Excellent Foreshadowing

(Christian Horror) Junior went out to fix one of the company’s holographic Jesuses that had started cursing. He knew he wasn’t supposed to get in a religious argument with the old lady, but she was very insistent. (3,913 words; Time: 13m)

"Curse Like a Savior," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 118, published on .

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Review: 2019.171 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The best thing about this story is the way all the pieces come together at the end.

There are plenty of hints that the old lady is up to something. There are mentions that printed food can do things to you. And there’s the early mention that Saul isn’t with the company anymore with no hint what happened to him.

On a minor note, the bits of theology in the story all sound spot-on to me. (I was raised Southern Baptist in Chattanooga, Tennessee.)

Con: It drags in the middle. It's also never explained what the point of this electronic Jesus is.

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