Recent Fiction

The Truth About Owls

by Amal El-Mohtar

26 January 2015

She used to wish for eyes the color of her father's, the beautiful pale green-blue that people were always startled to see in a brown face. But she likes, now, having eyes and hair of a color those same people find frightening.

Introduction to "The Truth About Owls"

by Amal El-Mohtar

26 January 2015

This is the story that was supposed to be about owls and ended up being, in part, about Israel's bombing Lebanon in 2006.

Podcast: The Truth About Owls

by Amal El-Mohtar, read by Anaea Lay

26 January 2015

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Amal El-Mohtar's "The Truth About Owls."

The Animal Women (Part 2)

by Alix E. Harrow

19 January 2015

“Tell me a story,” Candis asked the women, and hoped they heard: Tell me who you are, tell me where you come from. Ursa laid her wide palm flat on the porch. “Our stories are dangerous, and they belong to us.”

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