Here in the northern hemisphere, it’s the dark of the year and getting cold fast. Our December 2010 issue’s a solstice one: stories about, and for, the end of the year and the end — and beginning — of the world.
Becca de la Rosa’s “When the Light Left” is a purest solstice story, about darkness and light and dancing. Nadia Bulkin’s “Lucky You” breaks the world and then draws us through to the other side; and Stephen Case’s “What I Wrote for Andronicus” goes even farther, into death and the afterlife and the end of an afterlife, and through that, into spring.
Our poets this month — Kelly Rose Pflug-Back, WC Roberts, and Liz Bourke — round out the issue with a trio of night flights.
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.
Happy longest night, and we’ll see you in the new year!
Vol. 9 Issue 4
“When the Light Left” – Becca de la Rosa
“Lucky You” – Nadia Bulkin
“What I Wrote for Andronicus” – Stephen Case
“My Bones’ Cracked Abacus” – Kelly Rose Pflug-Back
“No Son of Daedalus” – WC Roberts
“Pinion” – Liz Bourke
Guy Gavriel Kay’s Under Heaven – Liz Bourke
Craig Davidson’s Sarah Court – Claire Humphrey