Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Short Fiction Wednesday

"The Interior of Mister Bumblethorn's Coat" by Willow Fagan is a wildly imaginative story, one that began with a fascinating and mysterious setting and I began building a shape in my head for how the story would go...but then it twisted itself away from those expectations, and then did so again. It's weird in all the best senses of that word, a story of man trying to forget his past while living in a foreign and constantly unsettling city.

Very different, but also a story I enjoyed this week, is Sarah L. Edwards' "The Girl who Tasted the Sea." It's a much shorter story. Into that length she packs a well evoked setting and some broken taboos, giving a very satisfying, quick read.

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