From the author: A weekly curated list of 5 great speculative works of fiction, long, short, and in-between.
Azimuth turned away from the lithe forms moving in synchronous harmony, from the warm light of the conservatory in which she’d spent her compliant, mechanical youth. She climbed the long, dark stairs to a cold, damp room of her own choosing, and retrieved the needle and thread she’d stolen from Mother’s mending kit.
She would do Mother’s bidding–how could anyone refuse her creator? But if she could not speak her mind without...