Lisa Batya Feld

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in Princeton, New Jersey, The United States
November 21

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Biblical fanfic

Let’s talk about midrash.

For those who don’t know, midrash is interpreting a (sacred) text, usually through storytelling techniques, to fill in gaps, draw connections, and creatively embellish that text. The classic example is that Chapter 1 of Genesis says God created male and female in God’s own image, seemingly equal and simultaneous, while Chapter 2 gives us the rib story, woman created aft...

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Published on November 27, 2019 05:50
Average rating: 3.33 · 3 ratings · 1 review · 1 distinct work
Weird Tales 333

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2003
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Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoola
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This was a delight. The art was engaging and managed to subtly differentiate between the legends of Baba Yaga, the present action, and flashbacks into Masha's past. Two things I particularly loved: First, it was wonderful for me to see a story with ...more
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
"An arresting opening line like "A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves." is one any novelist might envy.

This is a fascinating memoir of a then-apprentice young mortician who is, I think, quite right in her self-evaluation that her wor..." Read more of this review »
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"Decide" makes it sound like a more conscious process than it is. Imaginative streams of daydreams of bits about any or all of the characters can run through my head, if my head is in that mode. (Most of which aren't useful or consistent, cutting-... See Lois’s answer.
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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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I really enjoyed Naomi Novik's fairy-tale riff in Uprooted, but here she hits a whole new level of writing--three young women who are trapped in three different fairy-tale roles work separately and together to out-think the rules that trap them and ...more
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Jim Butcher
“Anger is just anger. It isn't good. It isn't bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It's like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice."

Constructive anger," the demon said, her voice dripping sarcasm.

Also known as passion," I said quietly. "Passion has overthrown tyrants and freed prisoners and slaves. Passion has brought justice where there was savagery. Passion has created freedom where there was nothing but fear. Passion has helped souls rise from the ashes of their horrible lives and build something better, stronger, more beautiful.”
Jim Butcher, White Night

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