Short story: “Comparison of Efficacy Rates for Seven Antipathetics as Employed Against Lycanthropes”

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“Comparison of Efficacy Rates for Seven Antipathetics as Employed Against Lycanthropes,” by Marie Brennan

Published in the 2010 werewolf anthology Running with the Pack, edited by Ekaterina Sedia; reprinted in the 2013 anthology Mad Science Café, edited by Deborah J. Ross; read for episode 439 of Pseudopod, May 22nd, 2015

Maybe 2,000 words?

This story caught my eye because I recently wrote something that works rather the same way—a somewhat detached voice narrating outlandish events, with the humor and interest arising from the tension between voice and action, and with very little plot or character. I’m glad to see that it works pretty well here. This sort of thing can only work in a short piece, I think.

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