Selkie Stories Are for Losers by Sofia Samatar

Selkie Stories Are for Losers

I hate selkie stories. They’re always about how you went up to the attic to look for a book, and you found a disgusting old coat and brought it downstairs between finger and thumb and said “What’s this?”, and you never saw your mom again.

If you know of selkie mythology, you’ll understand this opening quote, and if you don’t it’s explained within this short story (which can be read for free HERE).

 

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Source: http://literaryames.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/selkie-stories-are-for-losers-by-sofia-samatar