Review of "Never Chase Space Potatoes with Teenage Girls," a short story by Mack Moyer
Summary:Mike takes his dying mother to a desolate island resort, eagerly awaiting his inheritance once the old gal kicks the bucket, then finds himself in the company of a beautiful teenage girl. Naturally, Mike and his new friend are visited by what could only be described as the cutest space potato of all time.
Moyer's short could be summarized with one word: trippy. Whether or not this works entirely boils down to taste. A reader could find this story amusing just as easily as he could find it ridiculous.
I found myself favoring the amused side of the spectrum. It was weird and random but I couldn't help but smile as I read about killer potatoes. My only gripe was the the story felt just a tad too fluffy. It would have been nice if it was a little bit more about a bitter son waiting for his mom to die and less about a drug trip. I feel like it would have made the twist at the end more profound.
Regardless, it's a fun, fast read.
Reviewed by Alain Gomez
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