Tuesday, May 13, 2008

dark fairy fiction

A few years back (it feels like a lifetime, but it was only 2005) I had the priviledge of reading/critting an early version of Joy Marchand's story "Black Annis," which is a coming-of-age story wrapped in the trappings of an urban dark fantasy as told by a shy gay teen.

Fairy story, get it?

Anyway, Joy just announced that "Black Annis," which is titled after the creepy child-eating Bad Thing in the story, got bought by Unspeakable Horror for their upcoming anthology.

Seriously, this story deserves all the attention it gets and then some. It's sweet, scary, and moving. Make a point of finding it.

1 comment:

Joy Marchand said...

Thanks so much for the mention, Holly. I appreciated your critique very much. :)