A couple of recent fairy tales
November 25, 2018 11:30 AM   Subscribe

Naomi Kritzer, "Field Biology of the Wee Fairies" (Apex, Sep. 4, 2018; author interview with photos of her mother, whose high school experiences partially inspired the story): "When Amelia turned fourteen, everyone assured her that she’d find her fairy soon. Almost all girls did." Laura Blackwell, "An Accidental Coven" (Syntax & Salt, Sep. 22, 2018): "One Saturday night six months ago, my husband and I attended a party where we saw three women wearing the same dress."
posted by Wobbuffet (14 comments total) 52 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoyed both of those, thank you for posting!
posted by salt grass at 12:50 PM on November 25, 2018

Thank you, these were a lot of fun to read on this lazy morning!
posted by lepus at 12:55 PM on November 25, 2018

These are magnificent
posted by thegirlwiththehat at 1:00 PM on November 25, 2018

Absolutely wonderful!
posted by Ber at 2:09 PM on November 25, 2018

This is my very favorite brand of Metafilter post, the kind that points me to something right up my alley that I wouldn't have seen otherwise. Thanks so much for posting!
posted by Gyre,Gimble,Wabe, Esq. at 2:36 PM on November 25, 2018 [11 favorites]

These are wonderful. Thank you!
posted by supermedusa at 4:04 PM on November 25, 2018

Oh, I might be crying a little. I love Amelia. And I don't want to explain too much to avoid spoilers, but reading through to the end though, I might even love Betty a tiny bit more.
posted by BlueBlueElectricBlue at 6:16 PM on November 25, 2018 [5 favorites]

These were both outstanding, but the Field Biology one left me with a jump-for-joy feeling at the end. So so satisfying.
posted by AaronDaMommio at 6:20 PM on November 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

Naomi Kritzer is always awesome.
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:21 PM on November 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

Both stories were absolutely charming.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 7:30 PM on November 25, 2018

*sees "Naomi Kritzer"*

*immediately clicks links*
posted by Cozybee at 12:25 PM on November 26, 2018 [3 favorites]

Yeah, I'm now also going to be in the

*sees "Naomi Kritzer"*

*immediately clicks links*

club after this, if I can manage to recall the name. That first one was so good. Haven't read the second one yet, these have been open on my computer for a couple days. Thank you for sharing!
posted by Caduceus at 7:00 PM on November 26, 2018

Yes, the second was also excellent, though the beginning's a little weird past the first paragraph. Power through, it's worth it and makes sense in the end.
posted by Caduceus at 7:27 PM on November 26, 2018

Caduceus, here's her round-up of all her stories available online
posted by Cozybee at 9:54 PM on November 26, 2018

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