Summer travel was not conducive to a lot of reading but here are a few stories that stood out to me over the last couple of months.
- Bones in the Rock, by R. K. Kalaw, was really strong with emotion, and shows that a good writer can elicit emotion through any being.
- By Claw, By Hand, By Silent Speech, by Elsa SjunNeson-Henry, and A. Merc Rustad, is thematically related to Bones in the Rock. The story is very inventive storytelling.
- Milkteeth, by Kristi Demeester, is a deliciously dark and disturbing story.
- To This You Cling, With jagged Fingernails, by Beth Cato. For all of us who still believe in magic.
- The Passenger, by Emily Lundgren, is a dark tale that falls into greater darkness. It’s also a flashback to life in 2002-ish.
- Cast Off Tight, by Hal Zhang. Quirky, sad, yet hopeful.