Naming the ankle-grabbers made them real, which was frightening. But it also made them knowable, and Wilma learned early in life that ignorance and fear were close relations.
Such a Pretty Face was the first anthology to bring together stories featuring fat protagonists. I asked for science fiction, fantasy and horror stories that cast large people, not as silly sidekicks or comic relief, or "villains by virtue of size", but as heroes and heroines . . . and the writers came through.
There's a lot going on at Strange Horizons these days, enough that we're going to devote an entire editorial to it and spare you a play-by-play of the epic discussion about ants that took place at the family reunion.
Thin & long / as moonlit shadows