Although I'm still sweating in my shorts and tank tops, the world is starting to change. Ghosts hang like used tissues on tree branches. The grim reaper watches me as I dump half-price cheese balls into my shopping cart. I wish for bats, remembering how I saw them fly each morning while I wandered the outside hallways of my high school. Gads, I love Halloween spirit.
This month is also proving to be one full of, well, my stories.
This may be a late announcement, but the lovely Rose Red Review has published my short story called, "Scissors & Thorns." Hurrah!
You may want to read this story if you:
- think scissors are magical
- never underestimate the danger of thorns
- are partial towards clumsy boys with fishing traps
|"Sleeping Beauty's Dream" by Catrin Welz-Stein|
In this case, the idea of what caused and sustained the thorny barrier in the original fairy tale was what started "Scissors & Thorns." Even if the good fairy had cast the spell to cover the castle in thorns, how could the thorns stay alive for a hundred years? Maybe by feeding on the all the boys that weren't the princess's true love... or maybe, well, the thorns weren't purely thorns at all. Hmm. Hmm. Go read the story.
In other news: two more stories will soon be published this month.
The first is a flash fiction piece that will appear in the first issue of the White Ash Literary Magazine.
The second is the first segment of an audio serial featured on the Tripod Cat.
Believe me, I'm excited to share these stories with you.