This page is for comments on Selkie Stories Are for Losers by Sofia Samatar.
Posted by WHM on January 7, 2013 at 4:51 PM
That is a breathtaking last sentence that devastatingly pays off the breathtaking first sentence.
Posted by Z on January 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM
This is lovely. Thank you.
Posted by Cory Skerry on January 7, 2013 at 6:48 PM
I love selkie stories, even if it makes me a loser. ;) This was really sweet. I like stories that leave me wishing the characters well, like I've accompanied a friend to the train station and am watching them wave through the windows.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Posted by Cathryn on January 8, 2013 at 5:19 AM
I love this so much, it's gorgeous.
Posted by Gretchen on January 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM
This was gorgeous and so atmospheric. OUCH.
Posted by Viv Wiley on January 9, 2013 at 11:47 PM
This is just gorgeous. The aching refrain of "I hate selkie stories," and the build of the mother-daughter relationships that are barely seen but hold the structure of the story. I hope they make it to Colorado.
Posted by Sabrina Vourvoulias on January 9, 2013 at 11:55 PM
What a lovely, beautifully written story. Thank you for it.
Posted by jason on February 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM
This is fantastic. Really love it.
Posted by Holly on April 9, 2013 at 6:06 PM
Quite possibly one of the most beautiful short stories I've ever read...I can empathize with the protagonists aching love for Mona as I've felt the same pain and yearning, as I'm sure many have...
Posted by Emilie on April 30, 2013 at 3:08 PM
Wow, what a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it :)
Posted by Kerry on March 29, 2014 at 5:32 AM
I absolutely love this interweaving of myth and contemporary life - it's where my heart lies and you nail it so perfectly!
Posted by Jennifer McBride on April 22, 2014 at 7:18 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on your nomination.
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