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Monday, March 15, 2021

Reader's Diary #2176- Sam Mason: A Dose of Magic

Sam Mason's "A Dose of Magic" involves a woman telling her young daughter, who is undergoing chemotherapy, a story involving magic, as per her daughter's request and latest interest.

Unfortunately, I liked the frame story more than the story she tells her daughter. Nothing against magic, but it didn't come across as a story being told to a young child. It could be argued, I suppose, that not everyone condescends to a child when telling them a story but the magic story was more ostentatious than the frame story and made the frame story in return feel like an afterthought. 

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