Friday, January 10, 2020

You'll Live, by B.S. Donovan


(Near-Future Drama) A boy describes how his mom and her abusive boyfriend took him and his brother to stay in free housing near the public dump. (2,542 words; Time: 08m)

"You'll Live," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 01-02|20, published on by .

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Review: 2020.027 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story does a good job of showing the relationship between the nameless narrator and his little brother, and, at the same time, showing they’d had better lives before Rich came along.

It’s heartbreaking that their mom can rescue them, but she can’t rescue herself.

Con: The science and technology in this story is very superficial. You could replace it all with existing tech and nothing in the story would change.

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