The Belt and the Necklace follows Barbara who is mercilessly ridiculed for her appearance. After being cut out as heiress to her family’s fashion empire, she strikes a bargain with the child-snatching merfolk. With her appearance changed, Barbara’s life becomes all she wanted and more, but in a world where looks are currency, will the price be too steep to pay? This haunting and fantastical dramedy, adapted from a recently discovered 19th century Bavarian folktale, explores fashion’s fixation on beauty and our exploitation of nature.
Three broken people; a monk bearing a terrible scar, a warrior facing a terrible sorrow, and a woman hiding a terrible past face a relentless army so difficult to defeat it might as well be invincible. Genetically-altered citizens of a volcanic desert planet rush to preserve their cultural heritage as a terraforming project consigns them to death. A population of slaves engineered to love its owners comes to grips with their disappearance, while a grief-stricken pilot follows the trail of his missing master to the center of the galaxy. Supermassive singularities at the end of the universe contemplate the harmony before and the quiet ahead; mourning, eulogizing, and creating something altogether new. Discover these and other stories in The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales.
This collection of poems and tales, spanning eight years of publication in Pagan and speculative fiction magazines and journals, includes award-nominated poetry and fiction that illuminates Pagan life and relationships with the sacred.
Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly
Let me tell you a story about the galactic core, the people who live there, and the terrible thing that was done to their children. Let me tell you about drummers and dancers, activists and scientists, who suffer together but cannot agree about the manner of their healing. Can they resolve their differences? Can they mend what was broken? Find out in Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly.