A.C. Wise reviews and recommends recent short fiction loosely based around a theme.

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Words for Thought: October 2021

Welcome to another Words for Thought! This month’s column will discuss three recent stories and two slightly older stories, all by Indigenous authors, and all dealing in some way with the theme of perspective and perception. How do we see ourselves, how do others...

Issue 125Words for Thought

Words for Thought: September 2021

In this edition of Words for Thought, A.C. looks at stories Welcome to another Words for Thought! Fall is on the horizon, though as I write this, it’s still miserably humid outside and cooler weather, turning leaves, and a desire to switch to hot coffee from iced feels ages away. Fall may well be my favorite season, a little melancholy, but also beautiful, hope and loss mixed all into one. These five stories are all about dealing with grief nnd loss in some way, but also have a degree of hopefulness.