Nir Yaniv. A Painter, a Sheep, and a Boa Constrictor. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2010)

Originally in : Shimmer 10.

Horton throws his net far and wide for his volume, and provides access to stories that you won’t see in any of the other Year’s Best volumes. This three-pager is an example of good semi-prozine standard, but not, for my money, one for a Year’s Best. A meeting between a young boy, and a man, with the young boy holding a Maker machine and requesting a sheep be made, quickly leads to a dramatic denouement. But really not much meat on the bones.

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