The Forge, and a return of The Fox Bride

The latest in my series of flash fairy tales, The Forge, just popped up at Daily Science Fiction.  And a previous Daily Science Fiction story, The Fox Bride, can now be heard over at

I particularly love the voices chosen for the seer and the magician in this podcast, but what struck me most with both stories is that both of them are from a male viewpoint, something I don’t tend to write as much, which makes it a bit odd that they would both appear on the same day. On the other hand, both of them are fairy tales, and those I write a lot of, since something always seems to drive me back to that imagery and language, and to all of the unspoken moments in the original tales.