Two poems from me today:
The first, over at Tor.com as part of their celebration of National Poetry Month, and as further proof of my obsession with dragons, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Dragon.
The second, buried down in the webpage for Eye of the Telescope, a little poem, The Binding.
My short story, “In the Greenwood,” just popped up at Tor.com.
Those who have read the story have said that saying anything about the story will ruin it, so rather than talking about the actual story, I’ll just mention a couple of other things. One: the origins of this story go all the way back to kindergarten, making this officially the longest ever period between original concept and publication for me, and two, I am beyond excited about the illustration.
For one thing, my stories rarely get illustrated (the realities of being a very minor short story writer.) For two, the illustration, by Allen Williams, caught exactly what I was thinking, which was not at all what I expected. For three, it’s just a gorgeous painting. So even if you don’t enjoy the story, you can, I hope, enjoy the illustration.