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A Cup of Salt Tears

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A Cup of Salt Tears

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Author: Isabel Yap
Publisher: Tor.com Publishing, 2014
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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Fantasy
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Makino's mother taught her caution, showed her how to carve her name into cucumbers, and insisted that she never let a kappa touch her. But when she grows up and her husband Tetsuya falls deathly ill, a kappa that claims to know her comes calling with a barbed promise. "A Cup of Salt Tears" is a dark fantasy leaning towards horror that asks how much someone should sacrifice for the one she loves.

This story can also be found in the anthologies The Apex Book of Wold SF 4 (2015), edited by Mahvesh Murad and Lavie Tidhar, Year's Best Weird Fiction, Volume Two (2015), edited by Kathe Koja and Michael Kelly, and Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018), edited by Irene Gallo.

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