A short story a day review

“Happily Ever Awhile” by Ruth Nestvold

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“Happily Ever Awhile” by Ruth Nestvold


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Her story “Mars: A Traveler’s Guide” was a finalist for the Nebula Award. “Happily Ever Awhile” appeared in Strange Horizons in June of 2005. It’s a story of what happened to Cinderella after she married the Prince. Read it here. Read more about Nestvold on her site.

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“Cockatrice Girl meets Statue Boy” by Willow Fagan

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“Cockatrice Girl meets Statue Boy” by Willow Fagan


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This is the story of a most unusual relationship and Fagan seems to be having a good time playing with his words. (Statue Boy, for example, is not a person turned to stone but a statue come to life and the difference matters.)  You can read the story here at Lightspeed Online, where it was published in 2008.

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“Gryphon Rider” by Cherith Baldry

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“Gryphon Rider” by Cherith Baldry


Story 206/366

A woman warrior is taken prisoner when her mount, a gryphon with black and copper feathers, is killed in battle. The story is reminiscent of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragon Rider stories except Baldry’s heroine is a lot more bad-ass.  The story was written in 1998 and reprinted in 2003. You can read it here on Infinity Plus.  You can read an interview with her here.

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