If Lady Percivalia loved the cinematographist in her chaste wayand she thought despite all propriety that the rising, fluttering, tremulous sensation she felt when she looked at him might be a kind of lovethen she loved him because he had brought her the shapes and shadows of creatures that dwelled outside the confines of her life.

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Read “Great, Golden Wings” by Rachel Swirsky, in Issue #28

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Rachel Swirsky has been published in a number of anthologies and magazines, including Tor.com, Subterranean Magazine, Weird Tales, and Fantasy Magazine, and her stories have been collected in year's best volumes edited by Rich Horton, Jonathan Strahan, and the VanderMeers. She wrote "Great, Golden Wings" as part of a writing exercise spurred by a friend's prompt, "cinema and high fantasy."

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