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The second story in the May issue of FSF is "Rebecca's Locket" by S. L. Gilbow (who wrote "Who Brought Tulips to the Moon" in the December issue). "Rebecca's Locket" was also the top search term to my blog in February, so I'm pleased to finally have the chance to review this story.
"Rebecca's Locket" in a light hearted eight pages explores the pitfalls of technology based immortality. The technology in question is the Eternilocket. It's supposed to lessen the pain of the grieving process but sometimes it gets in the way.
Take for instance, Jerry Morgan. He gets to attend his own funeral and makes an ass of himself in the process. Rebecca may have been a loving wife but she believes in "death do us part."