Marissa Lingen. Ten Stamps Viewed Under Water. (Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2015)

fsf150910Plague has devastated their world, and two sisters are barricaded at home, their only contact with the outside world being letters and food parcels from the masked postman, and conversations through the high garden fence with their next door neighbours.

There’s magic in their world, and that may be a cause of the plague, and it may be the cure for the plague. One sister is studying magic, but far more experienced magicians have failed in finding a solution. And all she has are the stamps that she has taken to collection.

A story in ten stanzas, each describing a stamp. It turns out that the stamps may just have a role to play…

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