Alexis carries the laundry through the kitchen. The tile beneath her feet was once a strip of sand beach. She walks through clusters of plover nests, which were perfect circles. The yellow cream clings to the tread of her tennis shoes. The alarmed mothers, suddenly orphaned.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Samuel Jensen's “Old Fighter Pilots.”
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Jinna Lei’s “What If We Could Photosynthesize?” with commentary by the poet and by editor Romie Stott. From the poet: This poem was a little bit different from my other poems, actually, in that “What if we could photosynthesize?” was always a question I had in the back of my mind, like whenever I didn’t want to, you know, prepare food for myself, I would just think, you know, how nice it would be if we could make food from sunlight and air like plants do. Eventually I
In the old days,
Scandinavia hibernated four months out of the year,
living off reserves of sap and fat, waiting for the sun.