The Tomato Thief by Ursula Vernon

The Tomato Thief
by Ursula Vernon
2016

Some time ago I bookmarked this short story, intending to read it later, and then mostly forgot about its existence until I was searching through some old bookmarks wondering why I had so many of them.

It’s really good! It’s sort of magical-realism, fairy-tale like, with a cranky old woman as the main character and is a delight.

It reminds me of Zen Cho’s short stories, including “Prudence and the Dragon” which Anna reviewed previously, and the stories in “Spirits Abroad” which apparently I never got around to reviewing here, but are also fabulous.

But you should go ahead and read The Tomato Thief here.

One comment on “The Tomato Thief by Ursula Vernon

  1. Rebecca says:

    And somehow, it’s a few hours later that I realize The Tomato Thief is a sequel to Jackalope Wives: https://www.apex-magazine.com/jackalope-wives/

    It’s also really good!

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