What creatures are most likely to survive in a post-apocolyptic scenario? Little fairies, maybe. The narrator in Rahul Kanakia's story seems tiny and fairy-like, living with her creator out on a boat on the ocean. Her creator, whom she calls Maman, has a companion who goes ashore sometimes to forage for food. He has a different view of how humans are surviving, and he also has an idea about the survival of the narrator's humanity. And then there is the reason why the narrator's story is what everyone remembers.
Check it out at Clarkesworld Magazine, Text here, audio here.