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Lion Dance

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“Lion Dance”

Vylar Kaftan

Escape Pod

Driving around town today, running errands, I was listening to “Lion Dance” on Escape Pod.  It’s a short story about two brothers in San Francisco’s Chinatown who, during a flu pandemic, decide to break quarantine in a lion costume to perform a traditional- well, sort of traditional – lion dance in the streets.  The story is narrated by the brother who takes the part of the lion’s ass.

There’s an ending, and a point, but the part I loved was the middle.  There was so much joy in the description of the lion dance that I couldn’t help grinning as I got out of the car and schlepped my groceries inside.  I’m going to remember this story the next time I’m tempted to use fear as a reason to not do things.


Written by Contented Reader

November 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Posted in Reviews


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