By Daphne Kalotay
Twelve luminous tales alive with friendship and secrets and techniques introduce a amazing author. Daphne Kalotay's characters confront regrets and unrealized hopes in stories tinged with light humor. A newly self sufficient lady reveals herself in mattress with an ex-husband of some time past. a bit lady will get a stunning glimpse into maturity whilst she catches her mom in a second of uninhibited excitement. A thirteen-year-old boy contends with the undesirable attentions of a more youthful lady. And for 2 older girls, a tie shaped of their early life sustains them via diversified twists of destiny. those are mind-blowing intertwined stories of affection, failure, and the comedy of human relationships.
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There were hundreds of them, all around. Like ants. " "They're not so much when you catch them alone. We moved faster than they did. But they're inexorable. Not like living things. They came right at us. " Major Hendricks rested against the edge of the lid adjusting his eyes to the darkness. " "If we're careful. " Hendricks lifted the small belt transmitter slowly. He pressed it against his ear. The metal was cold and damp. He blew against the mike, raising up the short antenna. A faint hum sounded in his ear.
Better types. Down in your underground factories behind our lines. You let them stamp themselves, repair themselves. Made them more and more intricate. " Hendricks examined the photos. They had been snapped hurriedly; they were blurred and indistinct. The first few showed David. David walking along a road, by himself. David and another David. Three Davids. All exactly alike. Each with a ragged teddy bear. All pathetic. "Look at the others," Tasso said. The next picture, taken at a great distance, showed a towering wounded soldier sitting by the side of a path, his arm in a sling, the stump of one leg extended, a crude crutch on his lap.
A claw, going lickety-split after something. Probably after a small animal, a rat. They got rats, too. As a sort of sideline. He came to the top of the little hill and lifted his field-glasses. The Russian lines were a few miles ahead of him. They had a forward command post there. The runner had come from it. A squat robot with undulating arms passed by him, its arms weaving inquiringly. The robot went on its way, disappearing under some debris. Hendricks watched it go. He had never seen that type before.
Calamity and Other Stories by Daphne Kalotay