Fantasy in space: origami, ghosts, and atrocities. For Charibdys. Thanks to my betas: Rachel Brown, Yune Kyung Lee, and Daedala. Clarkesworld January 2011; there is also a podcast version read by Kate Baker. Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction 29, ed. Gardner Dozois, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012, ed. Rich Horton. Reprinted in The Humanity of Monsters, ed. Michael Matheson. A 2012 Sturgeon Award Finalist.
It is not true that the dead cannot be folded. Square becomes kite becomes swan; history becomes rumor becomes song. Even the act of remembrance creases the truth.