The Gifts

If for some reason you aren’t subscribing to Daily Science Fiction (it’s free!) and thus missed my little three part story, The Gifts, that went out to subscribers last week, all three parts are now up on the web:

The Gifts, part one

The Gifts, part two

The Gifts, part three

The Gifts is loosely based on “The Girl Without Hands,” one of the more disturbing fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, even in their softened edition.┬áThis was not originally intended as a three part story, or even as a story at all. I was working on a poem when something started to nag at me — a something that turned into part one, which needed a bit more exploration, which turned into part three, and then needed something else, part two: three separate tiny stories that form a larger one.

Enjoy!