Friday, May 10, 2019

Fugue State, by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Horror) As Charlotte’s husband sinks into early Alzheimer’s, he becomes more and more obsessed with a cult religious figure known only as The Reverend. (5,501 words; Time: 18m)

"Fugue State," by and (edited by Maurice Broaddus), appeared in issue 120, published on .

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Review: 2019.312 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The more Charlotte learns about The Reverend, the scarier he seems. Hints of just how powerful he is in person abound. The conclusion is shocking and yet logical.

Con: The outcome is pretty depressing. One feels the protagonist never had a chance.

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