Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Midweek Fiction: Eugie Foster, "Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo"

Eugie Foster is one of the best writers of speculative short fiction currently working. She has great facility for language and structure, an ability to see beauty and terror in equal measure, and consistently crafts stories that are both harrowing and satisfying. Her fiction lingers in the mind of the reader long after the story is finished.

"Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo" was originally published by Daily Science Fiction. It is a story about friendship and grief, about losing your heart to find it. It has graveyards and saints, and music and magic. You may cry at the end. You'll be glad you read it.