Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Serialized in: Clarkesworld, January and March 2015
Description, by Sam Tomaino [SFRevu]: "This is the kind of story impossible to summarize. It's a rich fantasy about a girl named Violet Wild, a Nowgirl. She travels the seven countries of her world, on a purple mammoth after the death of a boy she loves named Orchid Harm. Her life starts in her home, "a four-bedroom wine bottle on the east end of Plum Pudding, the only electrified city in the Country of Purple." That should give you an idea of the rich language of this story."