Saturday, April 29, 2017

Persephone of the Crows, by Karen Joy Fowler

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(Modern Fantasy) Ten-year-old Polly wishes she could see fairies like her friend Isabelle can. She wishes a lot of things. Not all wishes should come true. (3,713 words; Time: 12m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Persephone of the Crows," by (edited by Sheila Williams), appeared in issue 05-06|17, published on by .

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Pro: Polly’s character really comes to life, and we like her a lot. There’s lots of tension when her father is driving drunk. And it’s rather sad that she ends up a street person in San Francisco at just 13.

Con: There’s not much of a plot here. Polly isn’t really trying to accomplish anything at the start, and by the end she’s simply wandered off.

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  1. Reprinted online at Lightspeed 124 (Sep 2020) with a podcast: