October 19th, 2009

in motion

new fiction

Good morning!  We're deep into autumn now, and the leaves here are turning from green to gold and red.  Perfect time of year to appreciate this week's story at Strange Horizons:

"The Regime of Austerity" by Veronica Schanoes

Under the Regime of Austerity, Stella can no longer afford much color. What she gets she uses on her hair and her eyes, even though all the magazines say that's a waste. Hair falls out and eyes tear up, and eventually the color wears away and she's left with nothing until her next ration coupon.