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From Black Cranes: The Mark

The second story by Grace Chan in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women—and the twelfth story of the collection—”The Mark” is quite unlike the last one I read by her (“Of Hunger and Fury” here) but in a good way. … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Fury

The eleventh story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “Fury” by Christina Sng. One of the longer stories in the anthology, this is an exciting run-for-your-life adventure through danger from every angle that hits uncomfortably close to home. … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: The Ninth Tale

This story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women stole my heart from the first sentence when the little fox spirit steals a scalp from a corpse. “The Ninth Tale” by Rena Mason is full of prose as delicate—and deadly—as … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Rites of Passage

The eighth tale in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “Rites of Passage” by Gabriela Lee. The story may be fictional, but the tale she tells is true in a deeper level. It’s a story every woman can feel … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Truth is Order and Order is Truth

The seventh tale in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is a seamless melding of two cultures. In “Truth is Order and Order is Truth” by Nadia Bulkin she connects Asian myth with New England Americana as ancient meets neo-ancient. Rich … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Of Hunger and Fury

If you read “Of Hunger and Fury” by Grace Chan you are in for a delicious ghost story. The fifth story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women, Chan delivers darkness. From the first paragraph I was aware of a … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: Phoenix Claws

Lee Murray presents a horrific and darkly hilarious take on meeting the in-laws with her short story “Phoenix Claws,” the fourth story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women. The visceral descriptions of food inspired hunger and revulsion from sentence … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: A Pet is for Life

The third story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “A Pet is for Life” by Geneve Flynn and has given me the most unexpected surprises so far. I kept thinking I knew where we were going on this trip, … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes… Kapre: A Love Story

The second story in Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women is “Kapre: A Love Story” by Rin Chupeco, and this is my kind of romance. There is no sappy ego messing everything up. No simpering princess looking for adoration. There … Continue reading

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From Black Cranes: The Genetic Alchemist’s Daughter

Leto is perfect in every way. If a mother could order a daughter from a catalog, it would be this beautiful, obedient and intelligent girl. Except for the dreams… but it would be impolite to bring these up. And no … Continue reading

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