The lenguas don’t go into her shop unless they have to; it’s too loud there. A riot of cinnamon, splashed with lavender, bursts of olive oil and bacon fat, lemon cutting across almond and chiles anchos and dates stewed with ginger—and all of it against the background of burning sugar. Imagine walking through a word salad, disembodied voices screeching stray tense markers while others whisper gerunds and datives, and occasionally croon an eerie accidental sentence.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Gabriela Santiago's “Tamales in Space, and Other Phrases For the Beginning Speaker.”
if I pretend I’m a machine, I can stay calm
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Holly Day’s “My Safety Net”.