The Writ of Years by Brit Mandelo

The Writ of Years by Brit Mandelo
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Historical
Length: Short Story (18 pages)
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

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Cursed objects aren’t something that I see very often in modern science fiction tales, so I was incredibly curious to see how this concept would be used by the author. The narrator was just about the last person on Earth who should have found this item. They had issues with self control for reasons that are better discovered by each new reader for themselves. The combination of a protagonist who was terribly impulsive and a rare object that really didn’t want to be touched only made this plot device even better.

The ending left something to be desired. There was so much foreshadowing in the beginning and middle that I was surprised by how many loose strings were left by the time the final sentence had been written. I definitely saw glimpses of what the protagonist’s fate would be, but it sure would have been nice to have a clearer understanding of how it actually played out in the end.

This story steadily dripped more and more information about the protagonist and the cursed item they discovered. I enjoyed the fact that I knew virtually nothing about either of them in the beginning but gradually put together their backgrounds as the plot progressed while still leaving plenty of room for the imagination to fill in the gaps. It only made the later scenes even more deliciously scary than they would have otherwise been.

If you’ve ever done something and then immediately regretted it, The Writ of Years might be right up your alley.

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