Sunday recs: birds and the earth

One rec today, a long and wonderful read:

The Earth and Everything Under by K.M. Ferebee (in Shimmer Magazine).

I just read this story last night (it appeared last year) and was struck by a strange, melancholy sense of beauty. I absolutely love the way Ferebee writes! She creates a strange world both like and unlike our own, and paints such images with her words. I love it. This was the perfect reading after an exhausting, busy day. Such word-magic to sink into!