Friday, May 10, 2019

Sublet, by Ian Kappos

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[Strange Horizons]
★★☆☆☆ Not Recommended

(Modern Fantasy) The narrator has a secret room where he/she often meets apparitions of old friends in their dying moments. (3,309 words; Time: 11m)

"," by (edited by Vanessa Rose Phin), appeared in issue 05/06/19, published on .

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Review: 2019.310 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The best part of this story is trying to figure out how the Room Where My Friends Die works. It’s an interesting concept.

Con: The narrator and his/her friend Isaac spend a lot of time in the room, but they don’t really seem to learn anything new about it. They find mysteries, like the bottle of liquid, but nothing comes of it. Ultimately there’s no story, no tension, and no character development.

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