The Tomato Thief
by Ursula Vernon
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.