The first of this series, The Stepsister Scheme, an unexpectedly effective mixture of light and dark. These alternate takes on fairy tales mix the clever and the horrific. The tone of the narration is mostly bouncy, with some jokes, but there is a sense that these characters are real—their lives have depth and sometimes tragedy. The Mermaid’s Madnessis a strong mix of magic and adventure, with a number of well-portrayed and involving women characters at its heart.
- Your Ticket to Hell
by Rajan Khanna Author spotlight
- Dos Coyotes
by Catherine J. Cole
- A Gift from the Queen of Faerie to the King of Hell
by Cara Masten DiGirolamo Author spotlight
- The Port of Le Havre, Night Effect, 1873
by Christine Tyler
This issue's cover art by Jorm S / Adobe Stock Image.