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Queen of the Sparrows  by JANET E. IRVIN

9 February 2009
Vol. 8, No. 4

Merritt watched Amrita lift her arms to the flock of sparrows heading south and mouthed the thought that clucked at her every day since their arrival in Toronto: I don't want to be here. The birds skimmed over the roof, wheeled, and faded to a darker blot in the clouded sky. Her daughter's slender hands, unmittened, trembled in the cold. Stirred by the birds' passing, the purple, gold, and silver ribbons tied around each stick-thin wrist fluttered upward. They were wings, Amrita explained as she scattered breadcrumbs across the tangled weave of frozen grass and weeds, wings to fly her home.

Arriving in One Piece  by LAURA MADELINE WISEMAN

2 September 2004
Vol. 4, No. 3
speculative fiction

When I woke up without my little toe, I knew it was going to be the day.


2 September 2004
Vol. 4, No. 3
classic, translation

On 25 March an unusually strange event occurred in St. Petersburg.


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