Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Getaway, by Nicole Kornher-Stace

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Time Loop) You just drive the getaway car, for the same heist, over and over, trying somehow not to break the artifact that resets time. (4,675 words; Time: 15m)

"Getaway," by (edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas), appeared in issue 33, published on .

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Review: 2020.157 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: In this story, the narrator really is supposed to be you, the reader. You’re driving that car, trying one idea after another to try to escape from this loop.

The real fun of the story, of course, is the creative ideas the narrator comes up with. At the end, it’s gratifying that whatever you’re doing, it seems to be starting to work.

Con: I’m not sure why “your” choices at the end are getting a better result, other than that you’re just not trying to steal the artifact anymore.

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