Short Reading Ephemera: April 2022

This month I was deep into revisions on my next novel and stories, but I managed to find some reading time and here’s what I can recommend:

Poetry

It’s National Poetry Month so I had to have a few at least.

After the Cataclysm: 3 Sijo‘ by Brittany Hause at Kaleidotrope.

What will survivors remember after the world changes?

Omonhinmin‘ by Praise Osawaru at Uncanny.

“/why is the body a metaphor for a glass” Heartbreaking and lovely.

Stories

A Quiet in the Keeping‘, by Devan Barlow at Kaleidotrope.

A story of seeking, but told from the perspective of the one everyone seeks answers from.

Requiem for a Dollface‘, by Margaret Dunlap at Uncanny.

A tough lesson in love from a nearly forgotten teddybear.

Ten Fruits and Other Memories Rialynas, by AnaMaria Curtis at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Food can be a strong trigger for memories. This lovely piece pairs the descriptions of legendary fruits with their associated homesick memories. A wonderful concept.


That’s all I have this month. My most recent recommended novel is Library of the Unwritten, by A. J. Hackwith. You can read my recommendation at BookBub.

Until next time, read widely, and short.