Sunday 30 January 2022

New Issue: 2022.60

“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this. I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place. I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level.”

—His Grace, Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

[ Issue 2022.60; Cover art © 2022 Cécile Matthey ]Issue 2022.60

Flash fiction

Short stories


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  1. The first story I read was 'Mrs. Daedalus'. Great story, inventive (hah!) thinking.

  2. Ten Degrees of Freedom - very interesting read.

  3. "Degenerate" is great - very evocative, and I really love the illustration.

  4. Maria Haskins touches on Every Quivering Fold of Flesh in her January short fiction round-up, in which she says that it “captures the confusion […] excitement […] friendship and change” and that “all of it is woven together with such skill and such darkness that I find it irresistible.”

  5. Over at her blog It's a Jumble, Vanessa Fogg recommends a dozen stories from the first two months of 2022, among which Jennifer R. Donohue’s “Every Quivering Fold of Flesh”, which she calls “A wonderfully weird and creepy piece” and “marvelously unsettling.”

  6. In a story recommendation thread on Twitter, Simona Heller calls Vanessa Fogg's “Before We Drown” ‘beautifully melancholic’ and ‘celebrating the magic of seemingly insignificant moments in a larger-than-life way.’

  7. In June's Words for Thought in Apex Magazine, A.C. Wise reflects on Vanessa Fogg’s “Before We Drown”, enjoying the story of a ‘more mature and considered form of love’, ‘introspective’ and ‘melancholy, but also hopeful.’

  8. Mrs. Daedalus celebrates the life of all women who persist in their creativity despite their confining circumstances. A most enjoyable, and hopeful read.

  9. In a Favorite Short Stories of 2022 post, A.C. Wise again singles out Before We Drown (“A short but effective story”) as a favourite.