The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week: “Appellations” by Faith Shearin

Juliet famously said of Romeo’s surname, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” which may be true, but also—as the rest of the Bard’s play argued—problematic. So what is in a name? “Appellations” by Faith Shearin (FRiGG) explores what bearing names can have on one’s destiny. Shearin introduces…