Short story: “The Faery Handbag”

“The Faery Handbag,” by Kelly Link

Originally published in the anthology The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (Mythic Fiction #2) (2004, edited by Helen Datlow and Terri Windling), which was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology in 2005; posted here on the Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet website; collected in Magic for Beginners

8,088 words

This story reminded me strongly of “You Don’t Even Have a Rabbit”—the conversational tone, like somebody recounting the really weird day they just had, a tone that seems to facilitate the blurring of reality and fantasy.


Short story: “Trailer Trash”

“Trailer Trash,” by Joshua James Sanders

Appeared as the featured story in NANO Fiction, March 14th, 2016, from issue 9.2

244 words

Seems to start in the real world and then veer into the narrator’s dream, part beautiful revenge fantasy, part nightmare: the bad father figure vanquished, the family trashed and burned.

Great imagery.