Pockets by Amal El-Mohtar

EXCERPT: Warda poured tea for them in her office while Tessa asked question after question.

“When did this start?”

“Oh, a year or so ago, give or take.”

“And did you ever lose any of these things?” Tessa showed her a list of things that had come out of Nadia’s pockets, but Warda smiled and shook her head.

“No. None of those ever belonged to me; I do not think any of the things I have put in my pockets have come out of Nadia’s. I see why you’re asking, but I don’t think it works that way.”

“Why not?” asked Nadia.

“I suppose it just doesn’t make sense to me that in all the world ours would be the only two pockets connected to each other. Have you read Stoppard’s Arcadia? ‘We shed as we pick up, like travellers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind.’ There are so many of us, so many travellers.”

ABOUT THIS BOOK: What could it mean to reach into your pocket and pull out… something that wasn’t there before? Find more from Amal El-Mohtar at www.amalelmohtar.com.

MY THOUGHTS: Thank you Bianca, for introducing me to this little gem. I love it! I will definitely be reading more of this author’s work.

I’m sure every one of us has put our hand in a pocket at some stage to find something unexpected in there…

Here’s the link, if you’re keen to read it: https://uncannymagazine.com/article/p


THE AUTHOR: Amal El-Mohtar (born December 13, 1984) is a Canadian poet and writer of speculative fiction. She has published short fiction, poetry, essays and reviews, and has edited the fantastic poetry quarterly magazine Goblin Fruit since 2006.

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