Outstanding diverse fiction. Hosted by writer and photographer Mike Sakasegawa, LikeWise Fiction features stories written by women and nonbinary authors, authors of color, and LGBTQ+ authors.
"Seasons of Glass and Iron," by Amal El-Mohtar
Seasons of Glass and Iron, by Amal El-Mohtar. Tabitha is cursed to walk in iron shoes. Amira is imprisoned, alone, atop a hill of glass. Two fairy tales converse in this story, and two women rescue each other.
"Evangelina Concepcion," by Ani Sison Cooney
Evangelina Concepcion, by Ani Sison Cooney. A young Latina woman growing up in Los Angeles struggles with grief after her mother is killed in a car accident.
(Content note: contains some strong language and references to death.)
(This story first appeared in Epiphany Magazine in 2019.)
"Acknowledgments," by Maggie Shipstead
Acknowledgments, by Maggie Shipstead. On the eve of the publication of his self-referential debut novel, The Canon According to D. M. Murphy, Daniel M. Murphy narrowly avoids a moment of self-awareness.
"Auspicium Melioris Aevi," by Neon Yang
Auspicium Melioris Aevi, by Neon Yang. In a future where famous historical leaders are cloned and trained in a mysterious Academy to become advisors to the world’s nations, the fiftieth copy of Harry Lee Kuan Yew tries to buck the system.
(This story first appeared in Issue 15 of Uncanny Magazine.)
"The Story of the Woman Who Fell in Love with Death," by Chaya Bhuvaneswar
The Story of the Woman Who Fell in Love with Death, by Chaya Bhuvaneswar. A young boy immerses himself in story, trying to find meaning and wholeness after his sister goes missing.
"A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds," by Kat Howard
A Nest of Ghosts, a House of Birds, by Kat Howard. In this lovely and haunting story, a young woman inherits her grandmothers house. When she arrives, though, she discovers that the house is full of birds—and stories.
(This story first appeared in issue 17 of Uncanny Magazine.)
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