Fantastic Stories of the Imagination 233 March/April 2016
Edited by Warren Lapine
Review by Sam Tomaino
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination
Date: 30 March 2016
Links: Fantastic Stories of the Imagination / Pub Info / Table of Contents /
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination #233 has two new stories and three reprinted ones. It is available online and in an epub edition.
The first new story is "Memory and Iron" by Kelly Sandoval. -+- Katherine is a good mother and loves her daughter, Elizabeth. She lines her crib with iron and hangs horseshoes up everywhere. Elizabeth has piercing blue eyes and she grows up entirely human. But is she destined for a mortal existence? Beautifully written.
The second new story is "WhoYa Living? by George Alan Miller. -+- In a bar, a man calling himself Ryan Wallace asks "Who ya living?". He asks a woman that and tells her he is looking for his original life. These are stored on drives you can plug into your head. It's the real life that makes someone who he is and that's the best. Interesting idea.
There are also three reprinted stories: "The Sweetness of Bitter" by Beth Cato, "The Universe That We Both Dreamed Of" by Jay O'Connell, and "Under the Bed" by Effie Seiburg. I do not review reprinted stories but I hope you enjoy them.
The stories in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination are always available, you can check them out at their website (see link at the top of this review).