The Pigeon Summer
Talking to ghosts has its dangers -- and its rewards.
A Tor.Com Original
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I would know if you were C., and you’re not. I guess you’re my roommate now.
I’m writing because I don’t want to hear the sound of my own voice.
Hope you don’t mind.
i gotta admit, this story irritated me. and, yes, part of it had to do with me stumbling over the gender neutral pronouns si and hir. it's an objection i have on a purely linguistic level - if you know me, you know this and if you don't - welcome to me: i don't care what your plumbing looks like, what the plumbing of the ...more
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My mother tongue and 2nd language are latin-based and therefore all words are gendered: a lamp is masculine in one language and feminine in the other, as is your knee, a fox, a pear tree, etc. The police is femenine, while firemen are masculine. As you can see, the ...more
The Pigeon Summer, despite that cover or that blurb, is not actually horror. I would categorize it most as speculative fiction, in which the existence of the ghost is more or less a matter of perspective. J, the gender neutral protagonist (I am going with gender fluid/agender, since it mentions coming out), is mourning for a lost love/friend. The death was quite recent and in the aftermath, J has been living alone in a run-down apartment, ...more
unfortunately i felt vaguely underwhelmed while reading this, due to the strangely awkward phrasing and wording. it was probably trying to go for poetic, but didn't quite work for me in lots of places, ...more