Zira's Heart

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Winter is coming. And if the Sky god and the Mother of the Earth can't heal the rift between them, the season will be the longest and hardest Zira's tribe has ever faced. Given how stubborn they can be, Zira fears it may never end. Does the key to surviving the winter and reviving the world rest in her heart, or in a spirit from the past?

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Words: 11,640
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458154910
About K. Tempest Bradford

K. Tempest Bradford is a speculative short story writer by day, an activist blogger by night, and a gadget nerd in the interstices. She occasionally dips her toe into the editing waters and lends her time to various literature-related causes, including the Interstitial Arts Foundation, the Carl Brandon Society, and the 2008 James Tiptree Jr. Award jury.
She has edited fiction for Peridot Books, The Fortean Bureau, and Sybil's Garage and from 2007 to 2009 she was managing editor of Fantasy Magazine, acquiring and editing non-fiction features and interviews.
Tempest attended Clarion West in 2003 and currently belongs to two New York City-based fiction writing groups: Altered Fluid and the Black Beans. Her fiction has appeared in Abyss & Apex, Farthing Magazine, Strange Horizons, Sybil's Garage, Electric Velocipede, Podcastle and the Federations (Adams, ed.) and Interfictions (Sherman and Goss, eds.) anthologies.
She contributes blog posts, essays, columns and features to the Carl Brandon Society blog, the FeministSF Blog, GeekFeminism and The Angry Black Woman.
To read more of her work, please visit her website.


Review by: db mcneill on May 17, 2011 :
This Goddess-centered folk tale was a pleasant and easy read. I especially enjoyed the unexpected "what happened" regarding the hard-hearted character. The twist away from standard folktale plots(those known to me, in any event) was thoughtful and uplifting.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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