Monday, September 30, 2019

Fix That House!, by John Kessel


(SFF) In which a man describes how he and his wife worked to fix up a beautiful old 1840s house. (1,423 words; Time: 04m)

"Fix That House!," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 283, published on by .

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Review: 2019.539 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story about fixing up an old house has a very unexpected twist.

Con: I’m guessing this is an alternate history story set in a world where the South won the Civil War and still has slavery even in the 21st Century. That’s just a guess, though. The whole story seems to exist just for the element of surprise when the young couple buy some slaves. There’s no real plot nor character development.

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