Story at Farrago

The latest issue of Farrago’s Wainscot is now online. Part IV: Autumn contains a reprint of my story “Memree,” which first appeared in Polyphony 4.

Here’s what the editors say about this issue, the last of 2007:

. . . you’ll find fiction by Forrest Aguirre, Michael Jasper, Yoon Ha Lee, Timothy S. Miller, and Jenn Reese. This issue also features poets Mark Cox and Lise Goett as well as the conclusion of Richard Lederer’s serialized articles on experimental wordforms. In addition to this, you’ll find the tenth installment of Mark Teppo’s serialized hypertext novel, The Oneiromantic Mosaic of Harry Potemkin. Issue 4 features artwork and photography by Jay Lake, Rick Bowes, Peter Schwartz, and Dawn Von Flue.

Memree” is an important story for me. I was going to say it has the smallest stakes of any tale I’ve ever told, but that’s not true. Sometimes I think the whole world hinges on the ability of little girls to find themselves.

I wrote a companion piece—a story about the boys and demon dogs that inhabit this same tiny world. “Taser” will be appearing in Paper Cities: An Anthology of Urban Fantasy forthcoming from Senses Five Press later this year.