This story rewards careful attention and rereading. I struggled with it on the first pass, but the second time I got it more and got more out of it. Timanus is saying a lot about boundaries, and how, the closer our social and technological advances bring us, the harder we work to keep a place for ourselves. At least, I think that’s what she’s saying. Oh, don’t listen to me; I’m just the copy editor. I leave the Big Ideas to Michael.
Michael, meanwhile, is all about mood.
Sky-Tinted Waters is available via Sam’s Dot Publishing.