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Best of Apex Magazine - review #19 - Armless Maidens of the American West by Genevieve Valentine

Oh, this is the dark and strangely touching story I need...


THERE MAY BE SPOILERS - WORSE THERE MAY BE THINGS SAID WHICH SPOIL THE STORY - I WOULD SUGGEST READING IT FIRST AT


http://www.apex-magazine.com/armless-maidens-of-the-american-west/


Armless Maidens of the American West by Genevieve Valentine


This is another short piece, it reads fast and fluidly and it's in 2nd person (take that haters!)

It actually reads shorter than it is, because it carries you swiftly and clearly along, somewhere between a ghost story and a nightmare where a girl can survive having her arms cut off to wander at the edge of society, talked of but never talked to.

Imagined but never seen.

There's an underlying darkness but rationality and the individual impulse to kindness... helps, I think.

Strongly written and a brilliant idea that has everything a story needs plus that special spark of... something.
Tags: #19, apex, review, short fiction
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