The Merry Sisters of Fate are holding a contest for those who link back to to their favorite stories. As a recent Maggie Stiefvater reader, I have not had a chance to check out much of their fiction, so I’m going to start trying to make up for that right now.
I just found this gem of a post by Stiefvater. She shares some excerpts from writing she did as a high schooler, complete with author commentary. This post is hilarious. (Though, if any of my students were to turn in writing like this, I would actually be elated.) This current story creeped me out in just a few short steps.
Typically, I avoid all things zombie. That is why it is sometimes better that I don’t know what I’m getting into. This story, by Brenna Yovanoff, simultaneously gave me chills and made me want to vomit, which I suppose is exactly what zombie stories are supposed to do. “All Fall Down” is the kind of story that makes me want to keep pulling out quotables, only to realize that I’ve copied the entire thing, as though I were studying it with a highlighter and found myself with a bright-yellow page at the end.
We had some unexpected rainfall here in Southern California last night, so I was drawn to Tessa Gratton’s story “Rain.” When searching through stories from scratch, I sometimes take the literal to the extreme. Gotta start somewhere! This was a fun fairy tale retelling, and as with all good fairy tales, we have frogs, rhetorical questions, and a naked man.
I am really enjoying looking through some of the stories on the Merry Sisters of Fate LiveJournal Community. The trick is going to be getting me to stop so that I can go get some productive work done. If you are interested in participating in this contest, the details are here.
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