Words for Thought — Short Fiction Review

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#9 February, 2017

Humanity and nature

“The Death of Paul Bunyan” by Charles Payseur
“The Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half Savage” by Alix E. Harrow
“Police Magic” by Brent Lambert
“A Human Stain” by Kelly Robson
“Seven Salt Tears” by Kat Howard
“Not An Ocean, But the Sea” by Nino Cipri

#8 January, 2017

Power and resistance

“Standing on the Floodbanks” by Bogi Takács
“Screamers” by Tochi Onyebuchi
“The Oranger” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
“Every Day is the Full Moon” by Carlie St. George””Painter of Stars” by Wang Yu

#7 December, 2016

Self and the struggle within

“The House That Jessica Built” by Nadia Bulkin
“Terpsichore” by Teresa P. Mira Echeverría
“Skills to Keep the Devil in His Place” by Lia Swope Mitchell
“Migration” by Tananarive Due
“Perfectly Not Normal” by Alexis A. Hunter

#6 November, 2016

Places we call home

“The City Born Great” by N.K. Jemisin
“In the City of Kites and Crowns” by Megan Arkenberg
“The House That Creaks” by Elaine Cuyegkeng
“Everyone From Themis Sends Letters Home” by Genevieve Valentine
“Rooms Formed of Neurons and Sex” by Ferrett Steinmetz

#5 October, 2016

Life beyond death

“My Body, Herself” by Carmen Maria Machado
“Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left” by Fran Wilde
“Applied Cenotaphics in the Long, Long Longitudes” by Vajra Chandrasekera
“With Her Diamond Teeth” by Pear Nuallak
“Muse” by Nicola Belte’s

#4 September, 2016

Water, transformation, and family

“The Night Bazar for Women Becoming Reptiles” by Rachael K. Jones
“Those Brighter Stars” by Mercurio D. Rivera
“Painted, Grassy Mire” by Nicasio Andres Reed
“Floodwater by Kristi deMeester
“The Words on My Skin” by Caroline M. Yoachim

#3 August, 2016

Death, loss, and memory

“Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic” — José Pablo Iriarte
.subroutine:end///all — Rachel Acks
Points of Reverie Aboard the Gen Ship” — T.D. Walker
“The One Who Isn’t” — Ted Kosmatka
“Postcards from Natalie” — Carrie Laben

#2 July, 2016

Destiny and disguises

“Things with Beards” — Sam J. Miller
“The Drowning Line” — Haralambi Markov
“Wednesday’s Story” — Wole Talabi
“Choose Your Killer” — Abishek Bhatt
“Salto Mortal” — Nick T. Chan

#1 June, 2016

Flying, falling, jumping, and staying aloft, as well as the uses and abuses of bodies, consumption, what remains hidden, and what people choose not to see.

“Cloud Dweller” — E. Catherine Tobler
“Flightcraft” — Iona Sharma
“Left the Century to Sit Unmoved” — Sarah Pinsker
“The Signal Birds” — Octavia Cade
“The Haferbräutigam” — Steve Berman
“A Dead Djinn in Cairo” — P. Djeli Clark