Magic for a Rainy Day: Five Contemporary Fairy Stories

Magic for a Rainy Day: Five Contemporary Fairy Stories

by Alexandra Brandt


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Set in Scotland, Ireland, and the Pacific Northwest, these five stories share three things: a little rain, a little fantasy, and a lot of heart.

In "Sidewynd," Sky Patel balances life between Edinburgh and its mirror in the faerie realm. Until the balance breaks.

In "The Flat Above the Wynd," Sky's inherited responsibilities double when past mistakes come back to haunt her.

In "Banoffee Pie and Black Pudding," Alyssa Granville's troubles begin with a strange gift from a stranger Irish man.

In "(Not a) Fairy Tale," a bullied teenage girl learns a startling truth. But fairies don't go to high they?

In "They Stole My Love Last Night," Celtic music, fairies, and ghosts collide, turning a bitter story sweet.

In these pages, a rainy day might bring excitement with a whiff of danger. Or the kind of magic that brightens your week.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944334161
Publisher: Tangled Sky Press
Publication date: 06/23/2017
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Alexandra Brandt spent most of her childhood dressing up in fairy wings and parading in front of the mirror telling stories to herself. Not much has changed - she still loves a good costume, and tells herself stories every day. Her short stories appear in Fiction River and other anthologies. "We, the Ocean," her story in Fiction River's No Humans Allowed anthology, is described as "inventive, heartbreaking, and wholly original" by Hugo award-winning writer and editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

When not spinning tales, reading, or debating worldbuilding details with her writer husband, Alex writes web copy and functions as a content marketer and graphic designer. She also dabbles in art, watches too many Sci-Fi TV shows, and welcomes any excuse to sit down and play tabletop games - from D&D to board games to cards.

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