by Kris & Nisha
This will be, hopefully, a regular feature. We read a lot of short fiction and we cannot review it all. So here we list some of our favourites from prior months:
The Jaws That Bite The Claws That Catch – Seanan McGuire
From Lightspeed Issue #72
We loved the vividness and the imagery contained within this. The story plays brilliantly with the fairytale premise and demonstrates Seanan McGuire’s ability to create a world that is both expansive and self-contained.
Breathe – Cassandra Khaw
From Clarkesworld Issue #116
We loved how atmospheric this work is and the deep emotional resonance it has. This also works brilliantly in audio and would make a fascinating choral speaking piece.
How High Your Gods Can Count – Tegan Moore
From Strange Horizons
One of those stories that unpacks its layers and produces a work that is both thought provoking and poetic. Also we always love stories where the animals’ perspective is given its full weight.
A Heap of Broken Images – Sunny Moraine
Reprinted in Clarkesworld Issue #116
An older work that is fascinating in its strangeness. This is one where our perspectives are challenged but we are drawn into it so skilfully we do not notice it.