Short Story Highlight: “Bloodlines” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, at Fantasy Magazine

Mexican writer Silvia Moreno-Garcia‘s latest story, Bloodlines, is now up at Fantasy Magazine:

Elena flipped the picture of San Antonio de Padua on its head and placed thirteen coins before him. She split a coconut, bathed it in perfume and whispered his name. When neither worked, she phoned Mario. Five minutes later she was yelling at the receiver. My mother was shaking her head.

“She should have given him her menstrual blood to drink. Now there’s no way she’ll bind him. He’s out of love.”

“But they’ve had fights before. He’ll come back to beg her forgiveness before next week,” I said, and wished it true even though my wishes don’t count.

“Not this time.”

“Maybe there’s something you could do.”

“Ha,” my mother said.

The screaming stopped. Elena stomped through the living room and went to her room, slamming the door so hard San Antonio’s portrait fell to the ground and cracked. – continue reading.


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