The Pigeon Keeper’s Daughter by Su-Yee Lin (Strange Horizons; Issue: 7 March 2022)
The first short story I tackled in March was The Pigeon Keeper’s Daughter. This was an interesting story. Set in Taipei, it’s about the daughter of a pigeon keeper going about her daily life until she begins to notice strange happenings surrounding her (it involved birds). There were a lot of metaphorical moments as well as political messaging woven into the story alongside the light fantasy parts. I liked this one.
The Kaleidoscopic Visitor by Shaoni C. White (Uncanny Magazine; Issue Forty-Five)
The second and last short story I read in March was Shaoni C. White’s The Kaleidoscopic Visitor. This was another good one. It’s well written with a clear theme, and I liked what they did with the titular Kaleidoscopic Visitor.
From Around the Web…
- Our Opinions Are Correct Episode #101: Hell Yeah, We Want To Change the Timeline!
- Print Run Podcast Episode 147: Publishing’s Great Resignation
- Writing Horses: Bridles and Bits and Getting the Details Right (Judith Tarr; Tor.com, March 7, 2022)
- Print Run Podcast Episode 148: All the Wrong Lessons
- Good Things Come In Small Packages: The Fabulous Flight by Robert Lawson (Alan Brown; Tor.com, March 16, 2022)
- Author Spotlight: Maria Dong (Lightspeed Magazine; March 2022 (Issue 142)
- Our Opinions Are Correct Episode #102: Money is a Fantasy
- The Curse of Good Representation (Ashia Monet; March 24, 2022)