Clarkesworld Publishes “The Stone Weta” by Octavia Cade

August 1, 2017 | Publications

Clarkesworld 131 Cover

In winter, the mountain stone weta crawls into crevices, into cracks in the stone and it squats there, waiting. It is a creature of summer days and winter strengths, of cryogenic hibernation. When the world freezes about it, becomes a stretch of snow and ice and darkness, the stone weta freezes solid in its bolthole. Eighty-two percent of the water in its body turns to ice; the weta is climate in a single body, it is a continent broken off and geology made flesh.

“The Stone Weta” is now free to read online in Clarkesworld 131. Feel free to send comments to Octavia via Twitter.