Monday, May 03, 2021

Reader's Diary #2188 - Mike Johnson: Behind the Mask

 Despite the title, the contemporary fear explored in Mike Johnson's flash fiction story "Behind the Mask" isn't Covid related. Instead it's about artificial intelligence taking over. 

Or is it?

While I found it engaging, and certainly it comes out of the gate with a strong action sequence, it also has a twist ending. The twist is interesting, I guess, but I don't know if it really adds anything. The way the story was going was good without it. 

I recently saw a horror movie where the twist ending seemed tacked on and implausible. This isn't that, but I also didn't find it particularly profound. 

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