Comments for Reunion
The first story in the May issue of FSF is "Reunion" by Robert Reed (who wrote "Five Thrillers" in the last issue).
"Reunion" is a much shorter story than "Five Thrillers" but just as character driven. This time the protagonist is a young woman named April who has crashed a high school reunion to find out the cause behind the class's extraordinary success. Twelve of the twenty-three graduates have gone onto earn fame and fortune in a variety of fields and April doesn't believe they did it by chance alone.
April is also there to find out the truth behind her father's death. He is the missing twenty-third classmate. She believes he is the key to their success.
I liked this story as much as I liked "Five Thrillers" even though this one is not much more than an extended conversation between April and the classmates. Reed does an excellent job of finding his protagonist's voice and sticking to it.
To learn more about the author, please see his website.