Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review of "Coffee Pot" by Jez Patterson

"Coffee Pot" by Jez Patterson appeared in Daily Science Fiction on February 19, 2013.  "A woman, seemingly a prisoner, hopes to make her escape when the man with her, whether companion or captor, falls asleep."

The author uses dark imagery to create a tense mood and ambiguous signals between the woman and the man to build suspense.  The ending, which I will not spoil here, I unfortunately saw coming just a bit too soon for a good payoff.  5 out of 7 rocket-dragons.

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