In “Noticing” a short story by Sara Barkat, two travelers and sewists at the end of the world remember extinct birds and fairy tales.
House on a hill. River down below. And the rains speckling the grass, dots of cold, salt-ocean.
The Frankenstein question of life—which this story handles in an intriguing new way—persists today, as much as it ever did. Hidden within the answers are philosophies that impact how we interact with earth, its climate, and its creatures.