For fans of D.A. Xiaolin Spires…
Happy to announce that my story „Xiaolongbao: Soup Dumplings“ is forthcoming in Clarkesworld Magazine. Also excited about Clarkesworld’s upcoming …„Xiaolongbao: Soup Dumplings“ is forthcoming in Clarkesworld!
I thought I would have several of her short stories on my shelf, but found only one:
Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 147
by Neil Clarke. (Editor), D.A. Xiaolin Spires
Marshmallows by D.A. XIAOLIN SPIRES, 3430 words, ★★★☆☆
A world that has gotten so gruesome and dilapidated that people on their daily commute use visual and auditory enhancements to see a more appealing world. I did not like the storytelling much per se, but the idea was interesting enough.
She herself called this her augmented reality holiday story at her blog. She also mentions being inspired by another short story, Stepping Out Of Stream by Marie Vibbert. Although that one was even shorter, I liked it more for where it took me as a reader.