Just taking a moment to share a beautiful and brilliant bit of fiction from K Tempest Bradford.
Until Forgiveness Comes is up on Strange Horizons, and it’s a very good short story about the anniversary of 9/11. A lot of 9/11 fiction (both pro and con) tends to descend into bombast and political screeds.
In the years following 9/11, consideration of the event has basically fallen into two camps:
- 9/11 was an unimaginable tragedy and the changes to our nation a needed sacrifice.
- 9/11 was a horrible event made even more horrible because it’s become a political crowbar to separate us from what makes us american.