Saturday, December 14, 2019

End of the Sleeping Girls, by Molly Gutman


(Slipstream Apocalypse) Two tiny sisters who sleep in hollowed-out fruits have to relocate to town when their forest is logged. (6,311 words; Time: 21m)

"End of the Sleeping Girls," by (edited by John Joseph Adams), appeared in issue 115, published on .

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Review: 2019.687 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: There are lots of great slipstream moments. Like when the two tiny sisters try to buy a mattress. Beyond that, there’s a nice story about two sisters drifting apart because they’re growing up.

Con: There’s a really harsh anti-pollution message here that’s too on-the-nose, and that drags the whole thing down.

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