“The Traveler and the Tale” by Jane Yolen

by kattomic

“The Traveler and the Tale” by Jane Yolen


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Writer/editor Jane Yolen is one of the most prolific writers in speculative fiction. This is a science fiction story told in a style that feels fantastic with a story in a story that’s familiar to anyone who’s ever read a changeling story. It begins when a young woman in 16th century France mistakes a time traveler for the Virgin Mary and what follows is as much a story as it is a reverie about the power of stories to transform. The story appears in the anthology Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears edited by Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling. View her website here.

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