Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Some short stories I've read recently, and liked

"He Reminds Us" by Jennifer Linnea. A short piece about home, how people view other homes, exoticism, and otherness.

"Everything Must Go" by Brooke Wonders. Compellingly weird. A story of domestic abuse, strife, longing, and fear. A sentient house and its strange inhabitants: an invisible mother, a father made of glass, a son growing wings, and a daughter getting thinner and thinner.

"Cartographer's Ink" by Beth Cato. I found the central theme of leaders deciding the fate of the subjects from afar, without a lot of perspective or remorse, particularly compelling and relevant.

Three pretty different stories, but I liked them all!

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