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What a strangely original tale! Really the only thing I can compare it to is that one episode of The Twilight Zone with that demonic superkid. You know this one:

It’s hard to get a full grasp of this one. This “child” displays an abnormal mature intelligence and we don’t really know why. It could be allegedly because of his imagination or ability to exist in the future where he is a college professor. Maybe it is a side effect or in relation to his teddy bear or monster. It’s never certain that this is definitively the future but it is strange that in this parallel the child appears to be omnipotent.

It seems to blend both the scary nature of scary children troupe and the idea of being helpless against something all powerful very well. It’s a story that works well within the confines of the character’s perspective, it seems that there’s a constant build up of learning more and more about how rather evil this child is.

This feels like a Charlie Kaufman horror, it’s tremendous to attempt to grasp at Sturgeon’s playful continuity. Time is irrelevant and by disrupting the timeline with escaping logic does he create a thought that is truly unsettling. Sometimes it just goes to show that something so innocent is often decieving.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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