Jane Avrich, "The Life of Cards"

A magician guesses you card and then tells you what it means.

(from Tin House, vol. 9, number 1)

Very short, and short on details, backstory, etc. But the characters work, even we’re in the dark about their situation. I like it.
This is from Tin House, from their Fantastic Women edition which packs more short stories (all by women) into one issue than I’ve ever known them to. Looking forward to reading more.

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