Wow. L. Timmel Duchamp had this to say about “Godivy,” published in Paper Cities. This review was in Strange Horizons. Overall, she didn’t like the book, but she liked my story–and what a compliment she paid to it:
Though only three pages long, Vylar Kaftan’s “Godivy” strikes me as the best story in the book; it’s also the first one to grant a woman character agency. If I’d been given it in a blind reading, I’d’ve assumed it was written by Leslie What. It doesn’t matter that the characters are merely figures for playing out a conceit. The tale’s style is snappy, its images delightful and snarky, and every word carries its weight. Less, here, is definitely more.
That makes my day. 🙂
In other news, Transcriptase has new work published by myself, Jennifer Pelland, Leah Cypess, Tina Connelly, Ada Milenkovic Brown, Ruth Nestvold, and a handful of others who were added after the initial publication of the site. Go check out the new stories–or, if you have no idea what Transcriptase is, check out the site and see what inspired it.
You can read “Break the Vessel”, the infamous poop story, which unfortunately was caught up in all the Helix drama and unable to achieve its full fecal glory.