She is standing ankle-deep in the river, looking down, her mouth open. Mebuyen notices, as she draws closer, that the child’s calves are skinny, her cheeks chubby, and her SpongeBob Squarepants sando has a bullet-sized hole above her ribs.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Isabel Yap's “Asphalt, River, Mother, Child.” Singing kindly provided by Isabel Yap.
who has a mother? I say, all babies but also:
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Laura Theis’s “family talk”, as read by Caz Finnegan.