As we head into winter – and our final issue of 2012 – we’re happy to offer up three stories and four poems by authors from Sri Lanka to Shanghai to Saskatchewan: all of them delving into what it means to make a change, and the consequences that rush in after.
In Sara K. Ellis’s “Sub”, one inner-city girl makes a change for the better, and comes to grapple with what better means; Adam Mills’s “The Artist in the Tower” meditates on revolution, myth-making, and the tension between how people lived and what we can believe; and Rachel Derksen’s “Alterations for Beginners” tells a story about impact, and how we make it when nobody’s looking.
Poetry from Vajra Chandrasekera, Lisa M. Cole, Yunsheng Jiang, and Holly R. Appling touches on the moving of the seasons, the ending of the world, and people’s moves toward and away from each other both – and as always, our book reviewers bring you their thoughts on the latest releases.
We hope you enjoy this quarter’s issue, and if so, please consider dropping something into our tip jar. Ideomancer relies on reader donations to pay its contributors for their excellent fiction and poetry, and even five dollars makes a big difference.
Enjoy the issue, Happy New Year, and we’ll see you in the springtime!
Vol. 11 Issue 4
“Sub” – Sara K. Ellis
“The Artist in the Tower” – Adam Mills
“Alterations for Beginners” – Rachel Derksen
“Jörmungandr” – Vajra Chandrasekera
“After Songs” – Lisa M. Cole
“Haiku” – Yunsheng Jiang
“Apple” – Holly R. Appling
Chaz Brenchley’s House of Bells – Liz Bourke
Barbara Hambly’s The Magistrates of Hell – Liz Bourke