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Cartography and Other Magic

By Katrina Smith
Jun 17, 2019 · 2,252 words · 9 minutes

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From the author: “Cartography and Other Magic” is told via letters sent between estranged sisters. When their difficult mother falls to a sudden illness, Amanda searches the country for a greater truth, her travels revealing a world full of uncommon monsters and revelations, while Anna is left handling both her life as a mother and her own mother’s complicated caretaking.


2 Chapters

Cartography

Updated Jun 17, 2019 · 1,003 words (4 minutes) · 40 views

In Cartography, Anna returns to old habits while seeking a new direction and breaks the news to Amanda that their childhood home has sold.

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Covenant

Updated Jun 17, 2019 · 1,249 words (5 minutes) · 23 views

“Cartography” (Last Train Tomorrow) is told via letters sent between estranged sisters. When their difficult mother falls to a sudden illness, Amanda searches the country for a greater truth, her travels revealing a world full of uncommon monsters and revelations, while Anna is left handling both her life as a mother and her own mother’s complicated caretaking. In "Covenant," Amanda writes to Anna from the lakehouse where they summered as children as if she can feel their mother's illness moving in her own body, dealing with her grief through transference.

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Katrina Smith

Quirky speculative fiction with homemade spaceships, confused robots, terrifying goblin lovers and just a tiny bit of social commentary.