Top positive review
Bought for Wells, stayed for the rest, glad I did.
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2015
I bought this for Jennifer Foehner Wells' contribution "Carindi." She did not disappoint. Another great slice from the universe she created with "Fluency." The other authors are right up there with her in caliber. A finely crafted and well curated collection. I only started reading short story anthologies two years ago, when it was the only way to get a story by a particular author I liked. I ended up with a plethora of new authors to read. Since then, I've had the pleasure to encounter more of these anthologies and have come to appreciate the short stories on their own merits, and not as mere chapters in larger tales. Though I must confess in Wells' case, I am hungry for the sequel to "Fluency," and this little gem kept the taste of her delicious prose on my tongue, like a glass of a fine wine, when you know the bottle will making it's way back to you soon. I'm pleased at the caliber of all of the contributions, and think Patrice Fitzgerald has done an excellent job in recruiting the finest writers, who don't disappoint with a "throw away" but put all their heart and energy into crafting perfect little gems. My thanks to all the contributors for providing this truly tasty confection.