This was a #ShortFictionSunday recommendation that caught my eye:
— Tristina Wright (@TristinaWright) November 27, 2016
Rocket Stack Rank sums the story up well:
Tabitha is an irresistible force who meets an immovable object, Amira. They cease to be who they were and become a couple–something entirely new.
Speculating Canada says:
“Seasons of Glass and Iron” is a tale exploring the way that men attempt to control women through stories, rhetoric, and actions and the way that women can liberate themselves through collective action, and by creating their own narratives.
Frequently women in fairy tales do magical things, but are not considered magical in comparison to other characters. El-Mohtar centralizes women’s magic.
At Barnes and Noble, Ardi Alspach’s review singles “Seasons of Iron and Glass” as a favorite in the anthology, calling it “a beautiful, poetic celebration of self-sacrifice and friendship between women.” Cannonball Read says the piece “takes two fairy tales and combines them into an amazing feminist story about love and how women rescue women.”
What do you think? Read the story, and join the discussion in the comments!