Words for Thought — Short Fiction Review

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#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