Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Fiction, E. Lily Yu, "Ilse, Who Saw Clearly"

Although she is a relatively new writer (winning last year's Campbell Award for Best New Writer), E. Lily Yu has already become one of my favorite writers of short fiction. I find her prose lyrical and intelligent.

"Ilse, Who Saw Clearly," is a new story, which I point out only because Yu manages to perfectly channel the tone of a fairy tale. I love this story, which originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of Apex.