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:
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?
“/why is the body a metaphor for a glass” Heartbreaking and lovely.
‘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.
Until next time, read widely, and short.