Monday, September 2, 2019

The Weather Dancer, by Aisha Phoenix

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[Strange Horizons]

(Modern Fantasy) An old woman causes problems in a nursing home because her dancing brings the rain. (2,044 words; Time: 06m)

Recommended By: 👍ABrown+1 (Q&A)

"," by (edited by Vanessa Rose Phin), appeared in issue 08/05/19, published on .

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Review: 2019.444 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s a touching story because Amaya really has no one to share her gift with. Her family have moved away, and she’s all alone. Her friendship with the young girl, Sagal, gives her a chance to share her stories and her gift.

According to Wikipedia, the name “Amaya” might be derived from a Basque word meaning “the end.”

Con: The speculative element is incidental to the plot. If we turned it into knitting or something like that, the story would be unchanged.

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