[LMB] Spirit Ring, Chapter 3

brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Oct 4 00:46:28 BST 2021

> On Oct 1, 2021, at 12:21 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's curious that the salt-and-pepper shaker's powers never come into the
> story.  In the light of what we eventually learn about the pepper side's
> power, it's a little surprising that it doesn't seem to be involved in the
> disastrous conflict and its fallout.  Chekhov's Gun isn't a hard and fast
> principle, but never using an introduced element is an odd choice, even
> though it makes the story somewhat more realistic.

But they were a “realistic” depiction mixing our historical reality with the magical world.

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