Hello! Summer is here! 🌊
I read 33 stories during these two months, so I thought I’d make a post about them together. So many stories, so little time.
As always, here we go in no particular order:
For sale: One Unicorn Saddle, Mostly Disenchanted by Aimee Picchi in Translunar Travelers Lounge: A short, fun and cute story over the sadness and disappointment for your run-away unicorn and how internet strangers can help you realize what really happened. 🦄
Gennesaret by Phoenix Alexander in Beneath Ceaseless Skies: What is escaping from what you know when you know nothing else? And who will pay the price? A short and sad story about taking the dangerous leap towards change and going in blind.
Metal like blood in the Black by T. Kingfisher in Uncanny: A unique story about two machines, their relationship with their father and how they managed to survive on their own against a villainous figure. I really enjoyed this one.
An Incomplete Account of the Case of the Bird-talker in Yaros by Eleanna Castroianni in Fireside: From 1967-1974, during the years of the Greek Junta, the island of Yaros in the Aegean was used as a prison for the political prisoners. This is a gentle story in the form of short interviews from the prisoners about the living conditions in prison as well as their personal experiences with the regime.
A Jar of Condensed Milk by Gretchen Tesshmer in Strange Horizons
The Prophet, to His Angel by Bogi Takàcs in Fantasy Magazine
Return to the Cities by Marie Vibbert in The Future Fire
Eosphosphorus by Avra Margariti in Eye to the Telescope
A Message From Her Feline Self, Unborn, to Her Cousin, Whose Ancestors Were Once Wolves by Jessica Cho in Fireside
Shreds and Tatters by Jennifer Crow in Kaleidotrope