Saturday, May 12, 2018

Doppelganger Showdown

My mid-grade/YA short story "Doppelganger Showdown" is in this issue of Frostfire Worlds. My contributor copy recently arrived, so here's what it looks like in the wild.

The story has a variety of inspirations, including my own daughter and the take on fairies in Susanna Clarke's Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell--I've tended to shy away from fairies and elves in my writing, but I love her take on it, reaching back to traditions of the fair folk (or whatever you want to call them) as as tricksters and dangerous beings on the edges and hidden places of our world.

You can buy a copy of this magazine, with a bunch of stories and poems for middle grade readers (and those who enjoy stories for that age group) at the Alban Lake bookstore.

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