This is my last post for my favorite short fiction from 2016. I’ll be starting up the 2017 posts very soon. Both of my favorites from this month are available for free online, so I’ve linked them below for others who are interested!
Every Day is the Full Moon by Carlie St. George (Short Story, Lightspeed): This story takes place in a world where people commonly become some sort of supernatural creature as they grow up. That sounds like a lighthearted premise, but it's a surprisingly heavy story. I would say it is about learning what the power of love can do, and what it can’t do.
Straight Lines by Naru Sundar (Short Story, Mothership Zeta): This story focuses on the rehabilitation of a ship AI that has developed OCD. I thought it was really neat that it focused on an AI “going berserk”, but not in a necessarily sinister way.