Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Worshipful Company of Milliners, by Tendai Huchu

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(Urban fantasy) Kitsi is a feline spirit called into existence to create the invisible hats that give writers their inspirations. (8,000 words; Time: 26m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average
Recommended By: SFRevu:4 LTilton

"The Worshipful Company of Milliners," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 257, published on by .

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Pro: Kitsi  does manage to produce a satisfactory hat, even though it seems to drive the owner to suicide. The relationship between her and Peshi develops in an interesting way, and we understand why Kitsi feels loyalty to her.

Con: The ending is a bit of a let-down. The long italic paragraphs of authorial angst get really old after a while.

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