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Reviewed by Mysti Parker
Every October, I try to find a good spooky read that will keep me looking over my shoulder while I’m munching on too much Halloween candy. This time, I gathered up a list of recommended reads and randomly chose one: Slade House by David Mitchell. Though I found the premise to be intriguing, sadly it didn’t give me any goosebumps, nor did it keep me flipping the pages, anxious to read more.
It’s that time in our publication year again and I’m very proud to present our special edition, Symbiosis.
There’s a fine line when choosing a theme. Too narrow and there won’t be many submissions. Too broad and a theme is hard to collate, given the exponential number of interpretations that can exist.
Our call out was this: Life doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Plants and mushrooms work together to create networks, an ecosystem. We live together with microbiotic bugs in our mouths, our guts. No being exists on their own. We exist in colonies, in families, as part of worlds. Show us symbiosis: two characters that can’t live without each other, or someone perfectly adapted to their microcosm. Working in sync to create a better life.