Reviewed by Michelle Ristuccia
“The Brownies of Death” by Chuck Rothman is a dead-pan, subtle piece about an old woman who regularly cooks brownies for an unusual visitor. Rothman peppers a straight-forward plot with wit and a purposefully odd sense of normalcy.
“Rewind” by Scott Baker shows how unhelpful a rewind button on life would actually be for the hopelessly inconsiderate and romantically challenged. Baker uses dialogue to highlight character flaws and build a sense of poetic justice.
Michelle Ristuccia enjoys slowing down time in the middle of the night to read and review speculative fiction, because sleeping offspring are the best inspiration and motivation. You can find out more about her other writing projects and geeky obsessions by visiting her blog.