Review of George, the Second Act

George, the Second Act - Danielle Ste. Just

This story was definitely interesting. So interesting, in fact, that it was really too short. It could've done with more story; the ending was a little abrupt and left me hanging.

"George, the Second Act" is narrated by a clone of George Washington. He was cloned and raised specifically to become President of the US, but upon his 20th birthday, shut himself up all alone. This story is largely made up of musings on his past life.

The slight disjointedness of the storytelling is perfect for this story. It allowed me to get into the personality of George the 2nd. Merely from the style of writing, I got the idea that he's lonely, feels guilty that he let his 'creator' down, and possibly a little mad.

This was a very well-written story and I would recommend it to anyone who likes short science fiction.