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Author Topic: Pseudopod 128: Bone Mother  (Read 13304 times)


  • Lochage
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Reply #25 on: June 23, 2010, 09:13:53 PM
This was absolutely fantastic.  A reimagining of classic fairy-tale monsters done absolutely right.  Just subtle enough that it took a little while to figure out who each was.  Never once did it feel like a silly "vampires and witches story."  A very clever take on Dracula's origins, too.  Familiar enough that we recognize it, but different enough that we are surprised and remained spellbound.  It added to the old myths, but did not undo them to do so.

The imagery was great (the rat skulls that say "ouch!" the three hands, the blue rose).  The magic felt very real and believable as well.

I don't know if the author ever got this published anywhere else, but Pill Hill press is doing a "Monster Mash" anthology that this would seem to work very well for.

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