Sunday, August 11, 2019

unkind of mercy, by Alex Jennings


(Horror) Young lovers Alaina-Rose and her boyfriend Johnny struggle to make ends meet, and it doesn’t help that Alaina thinks she’s starting to see ghosts. (4,435 words; Time: 14m)

"unkind of mercy," by (edited by Nisi Shawl), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2019.267 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: I love Alaina, although the way she makes excuses for Johnny is a little worrying. She’s definitely the best part of the story though.

Con: When the ghosts destroy Johnny, that comes totally out of the blue. All I can figure is they did it because he’s a Trump supporter or something. Anyway, the switch from ghost story to aliens-making-people-disappear story didn’t work for me.

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