My short story/prose poem “Spider Moves the World” has been accepted by Ranylt Richildis for Lackington’s. The magazine specializes in stylized prose and has published some of my favourite writers, including Sofia Samatar, Helen Marshall, Sonya Taaffe, and Amal El-Mohtar.
The story, about someone travelling with a caravan of spiders, has been in my head in one form or another for quite a while now. My friend C.S.E. Cooney challenged me to write it as a prose-poem, a style which in retrospect is exactly what the the story needed.
One of the lovely things about Lackington’s is that all the stories have accompanying, commissioned artwork. Just look at this gorgeous piece by Galen Dara for Sofia Samatar’s wonderful story A Girl Who Comes Out of a Chamber at Regular Intervals. I can’t wait to see what the chosen artist will do with “Spider Moves the World”. Look for the story in the Spring issue, probably in April 2015.