Issue #76 of Apex Magazine features four pieces of original fiction:
- “Child, Funeral, Thief, Death” by Tade Thompson
- “Find Me” by Isabel Yap
- “Frozen Planet” by Marian Womack
- “Mountain” by Liu Cixin (translated by Holgar Nahm)
I was most taken by Isabel Yap’s “Find Me,” a story about a girl dealing with her grief via a peculiar, not quite real, not quite imaginary friend. The emotion is thick in the story, giving even its fantastic elements a weight of truth that makes the whole thing easily relatable to the reader.