If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love

This short story penned by Rachel Swirsky narrates a woman’s bitter-sweet musings of her fiance who lies in coma due to a brutal assault. She imagines him as a dinosaur, a conceit reflecting her deep love and grief. The story metaphorically explores hope, despair, and the cruelty of fate. In the woman’s imagination, her engagement to a T-Rex is vivid and vibrant, a stark contrast to the harsh reality she faces.

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Imagined AI depiction of Narrator from "Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand" by Fran Wilde, encapsulating the essence of this iconic archetype of Guide in the narrative.


Authors: Brooke Bolander, Fran Wilde, Rachel Swirsky No Year(s) tags for this post.

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