Sunday, June 14, 2020

The DEATH/GRIP Challenge, by Johnny Compton

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(Horror) A meme based on a spectacularly bad movie takes a dark turn as people start maiming themselves online. (5,883 words; Time: 19m)

"," by (edited by Vanessa Rose Phin), appeared in issue 05/18/20, published on .

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Review: 2020.303 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The story does a good job with Alicia’s character. Narration is transparent throughout.

Con: The only speculative element in the entire story is that the fingers of the glove curl over at the end. That’s it. If we assume that had some other explanation, this would be mainstream horror.

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