Tracie Welser. A Flag Still Flies Over Sabor City. (Interzone #244, Jan/Feb 2013.)

Short vignette from a new author to me. In a repressive, totalitarian regime, a group of young people whose opportunity for revolt during the day is limited to a turned up collar, or slightly longer hair, gather during the night to party, and to plot.

As with her previous story in Interzone (review here) Welser doesn’t provide any depth to her characters, and we find out something major about protagonist Mikhail towards the end of the story, but whilst the setting is described well, there isn’t any real depth in the story. Hopefully this will come as Welser gains more experience.

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