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Jessica (HDB)

I'm a bookworm of the highest caliber! If you see me, I'll probably be reading. There's nothing I love more than finding a good book, and then sharing it with the world!

Reading progress update: I've read 15%.

Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016 - Jim C. Hines, Max Gladstone, Michael Damian Thomas, Mark Oshiro, Shveta Thakrar, Rachel Swirsky, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Lynne M. Thomas, Daryl Gregory, Simon Guerrier

Currently reading: "The Shadow Collector" by Shveta Thakrar

 

The opening lines of this are just magical.

 

In the garden where girls grew from flowers, their days washed in the distant trills of the queen's wooden flute, a gardener toiled. His name was Rajesh, and in his spare time, he collected shadows. Shadows of nectar-loving hummingbirds, shadows of laughing fathers, shadows of hawks who preyed on squirrels.

 

You know what the best part of short fiction is? That you can devour it whenever you have a spare moment. Even at work ;).