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2016 Story 28

Today's story comes from Clockwork Phoenix 5, edited by Mike Allen

27. THE FALL SHALL FURTHER THE FLIGHT IN ME by Rachael K. Jones.   What a sad, beautiful, longing story.  Ananda lives in a society that believes "saints" must carry their prayers (especially prayers of rain for their drought-stricken area) to heaven. They accomplish this by living in isolation and repenting of all sin, until they are finally so unburdened that they slowly rise into the sky. Ananda's grandmother was one such saint; Ananda's mother was supposed to but succumbed to earthly desires and failed her people. Ananda must essentially make up for her mother's failure. But then an angel crashes to Earth in Ananda's sequestered property, and things begin to change.  There's so much poetic language here that really captures the heightened, disconnected life Ananda lives, while commenting on the lengths some of us will go to satisfy others, and the unrealistic and harmful expectations we often put on those people.

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Apr. 21st, 2016 11:45 pm (UTC)
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