Sunday, February 9, 2020

Frankie, by Daniel Bennett


(Dystopia) A soldier in a war in the mid-2030s mourns the death of his brother and muses about what his life meant. (3,315 words; Time: 11m)

"Frankie," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 285, published on by .

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Review: 2020.067 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The nameless narrator conveys a strong sense both of war weariness and hopelessness, and that makes a stark contrast with the relative normalcy of his home town.

Con: There’s no real speculative element to this story other than the future dates.

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