Welcome to the penultimate week of the IAF Annex! With only one week until the release of Interfictions 2, we’re proud to bring you “Some Things About Love, Magic, and Hair” by Chris Kammerud. This evocative interfiction prompts us to reflect on monsters and the liminality of experience:
“The thing about Allison is she hated having her name sung to her but loved Elvis Costello. She hated unicorns, too, unless they were bad-ass unicorns that used their horns to impale enemies in the heart. Also, she had hair like the Jersey shore, thick and brown and full of broken glass, among other things. Seashells, gum wrappers, plastic shovels, the occasional condom or lost child. Parts of Allison existed in other dimensions. Her ankle moonlighted as a moonlit hill in one universe, her hip, a smooth fjord in another. She was half-magic, on her father’s side, if you believe her mother. If you believe in that sort of thing at all.”
Read the entire piece now and make sure to return next week for “Quiz” by Eilis O’Neal, the final installment in our Annex. Tell your friends!