Sunday, September 8, 2019

Charlie Tells Another One, by Andy Duncan


(Historical Fantasy) In 1899, little Charlie knows he’ll inevitably have to work in the mill, but what he really wants to do is learn to play the banjo. (13,327 words; Time: 44m)

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"Charlie Tells Another One," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 09-10|19, published on by .

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Review: 2019.487 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s an affecting story of the horrors of child labor around the turn of the 20th Century.

Con: The speculative elements are very slight and could easily be deleted without changing the story one bit.

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