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Review: Apex Magazine Issue 80

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Apex Magazine Issue 80
Apex Magazine Issue 80 by Jason Sizemore
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

**** Razorback—Ursula Vernon
Inspired by the tales of “Rawhead and Bloody Bones” (dating back to the sixteenth century); Vernon gives the folk story her very individual inflection. From a tale of a gory boogeyman, it transforms into a story of a lonely witch whose ‘closest friend’ becomes the wild hog who roots about in her garden. But affection makes her vulnerable; and this becomes a story of revenge.

I love Vernon’s fairy tales, and this is no exception.

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