Short Story Pick: “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander

“I was playing at being mortal this century because I love cigarettes and shawarma, and it’s easier to order shawarma if your piercing shriek doesn’t drive the delivery boy mad.”

This flash fiction by Brooke Bolander is an exciting and quick read, with unapologetic frankness. Originally published in Uncanny Magazine, it has been nominated for a 2017 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

Check it out here.


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