“Joseph Ledélice and Guillaume De’sper, creators of the famous Oiseaux de Délice, the most desired toy birds in all of France, were lost in their despair.”
In Alicia Cay’s short story, “The Lament Configuration,” we find out how parting with something sentimental during the heartache of grief can lead to a return gift of healing much more profound. The magic and heart Alicia infuses into her words are just so incredibly beautiful; this story’s end notes brought this editor to tears.
Editor of Galaxy’s Edge magazine
My story, “The Lament Configuration” is available in Galaxy’s Edge magazine, Issue 60: January 2023. Edited by Lezli Robyn (January 2023)