Sunday, May 20, 2012
The new issue of The Malahat Review came the other day.
I was excited to read it, because the winning story from their fiction contest was in it. It's called "Apiculture", and it's by Victoria writer Erin Frances Fisher.
a few months ago, but hadn't gotten a chance to read it until now.
Anyways, I'm happy to report that it's amazing. I think it's disturbing, beautifully written and haunting. I loved it so much that I read it out loud to Darby, and she thought it was phenomenal as well.
I thought I'd reprint the first paragraph, just to whet your appetites:
"The summer I was ten, when Dad was still happy with the bees, my sister Aubrey came home for a visit. The year before our mother had left–moved hundreds of kilometers east on her own, after the culmination of her own problems: the truck accident where she'd drifted into a ditch and lost her right arm below the elbow."
The new issue also has a story by Steven Heighton called "OutTrip", from his new collection The Dead Are More Visible. I've been meaning to buy it, so this will tide me over until the next time I make my way to a bookstore.
Looking forward to reading the rest of the issue.