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Strange Horizons, December 17, 2012

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Strange Horizons, December 17, 2012

"Wing" by Amal El-Mohtar

Reviewed by Chuck Rothman

Strange Horizons' offering for December 17 is a short fable. "Wing" describes a girl who wears a book around her neck -- a book that contains a secret -- and the story shows her interactions with several others who wonder about it. Finally, she meets a boy who has a story to tell her. Amal El-Mohtar has a way with images and a poetic sense of language that sustains the story. It's slight, but touched with a little bit of magic.

[Editor's Note: There is no story for Dec. 24th. Next scheduled story is Dec. 30th.]

Chuck Rothman currently has stories in the anthologies Unidentified Funny Objects, Mortis Operandi, and Not Just Rockts and Robots: Daily Science Fiction Year One.