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Thursday, June 20, 2013
"May's Lion" by Ursula K. Le Guin
First appeared in The Little Magazine, reprinted in Dann and Dozois' Magicats II, and collected in Where on Earth from Small Beer Press.
A supposedly true story about an older woman's encounter with a sick mountain lion is transformed into a story, illustrating how facts are transformed through fiction (and perhaps other eyewitness accounts) into something more fitting to our belief systems or perspectives.