Sunday, May 17, 2020

An Indian Love Call, by Joseph Bruchac


(Modern Fantasy Adventure; Billy and Arlin) Long-suffering Billy finds that his talented but impractical friend Arlin has managed to mix pheromones to attract something like a sasquatch to the reservation. (5,785 words; Time: 19m)

Recommended By: πŸ‘STomaino+1 (Q&A)

Although this is one of a series of “Billy and Arlin” stories, it’s completely self-contained.

"An Indian Love Call," by (edited by C.C. Finlay), appeared in issue 05-06|20, published on by .

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Review: 2020.285 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story has a clean, simple plot: find a mate for Musha, but the real attraction of the story is Billy’s flowery, reference-laden account of the adventure.

Con: The solution seems way too easy: borrow a truck and drive west for a few hours. Beyond that, sometimes Billy’s purple prose blue-shifts into the uncomfortable ultraviolet. Also, it’s a bit of an anachronism that Billy is a young man but he knows about 1950s and 1960s songs like “Running Bear: and “Love Potion Number Nine.”

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