The third issue of Truancy is out, and with it, the second part of my short story, “The Huntsmen,” a retelling of “The Twelve Huntsmen,” a tale originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 19th century.
As a kid, I loved the story because it featured girls Doing Things – cross dressing, tricking lions, hunting, tricking adults – all great stuff. It took me years to realize just how weird the story is, even apart from the cross-dressing, and to find myself asking questions. A lot of questions. Which turned into several short stories, with at least one more coming up in Daily Science Fiction next year, and this one:
Also new from me today, my poem, Ice, up at Strange Horizons.
I advise clicking on the poem after you read it.
The latest in my series of flash fairy tales, “Hundreds,” just went up today at Daily Science Fiction. You can read it here – I promise, it won’t take long.
Since a couple of people have asked, all of these flash fairy tales are part of a collection/larger mosaic project that I am hoping to finish….one day. In the meantime, enjoy this tidbit.
A tiny new poem from me, up at Mythic Delirium today, After Midnight.
Another tiny story from me up at Daily Science Fiction today. A little watery moment that shouldn’t take too long to read.
A tiny poem, Three Nuts, up at one of my favorite poetry zines, Through the Gate.
Sometimes, I try to write thoughtful stories, or deep stories, or stories that focus on the beauty and power of language.
And then sometimes I just write silly things like this:
The Cat Signal