Monday, September 2, 2013
LEAPLING by Lisa Forget gets LADYBUGGED
Lisa Forget has created a story that chronicles the days most of us do not usually give a second, let alone third or fourth thought to...Children born on February 29th...People called LEAPLINGS.
In this tale, Ms. Forget allows us to hitch hike through the life of one Leapling, via her diary as she details the events surrounding her near-fatal birth onwards. Every four years, as her ACTUAL birthday comes around, her diary documents near-fatal "accidents."
Haunted by dreams of terrible things, she fears for her future...until...on the brink of her sixteenth birthday...
This is a brilliantly contrived Romantic Fantasy short that introduces concepts many of us who look into the skies at all the zillions of stars and KNOW deep in our marrow, we are not alone, already believe in.
FIVE STARS for creativity, warmth, and not so much Science Fiction as Science Probability.
Well Done, Ms. Forget!