Friday, October 18, 2019

Curses Like Words, Like Feathers, Like Stories, by Kat Howard


(Modern Fantasy) A young woman finds evidence of an ancient Irish curse and tries to do something about it. (3,147 words; Time: 10m)

"Curses Like Words, Like Feathers, Like Stories," by (edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2019.552 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: This story is mostly about figuring out what happened and what’s going to happen. Niamh learns the truth about her Uncle Aifraic, and she witnesses the end of the 900-year-old curse.

At the same time, Aoife fills in the gaps, and we learn her ambition to see the end of her own curse.

Con: Everything in the story seems fated to happen. Niamh doesn’t have much agency; she’s just there to witness it all.

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