Jacquelyn Devlin has spent her whole life swept forward on a current of good luck. Her twin sister, on the other hand, was not so blessed. Driven to suicide, Mallory has found the afterlife much more to her liking. Determined to have vengeance, she manipulates her way into the Department of Death and Demise. But someone knows all is not right in the Beyond, and the Grim Reaper wants his job back.
Tinsley Scott isn’t having the greatest year. Her boyfriend refuses to let her meet his family, her mother is convinced she’s on drugs, and her little sister’s meddling has hit an all-time high. When she tries to run away from her problems, though, they only get worse. One accidental plunge through a puddle later and she finds herself in the mysterious Faewyld. There, she learns that she’s a changeling, the spirit of a dead Fae who took refuge in a mortal body. Now she has a whole other world she can escape to. Perfect, right? But being a long-lost fairy princess has its own set of problems. War, magic, betrayal… Death. Suddenly, passing calculus doesn’t seem like such a big deal.
November 4th, 2008
SUMMER 2013; The Subterranean Quarterly
Flash fiction. The narrator and her friend are out on the town, but the former makes a surprising bond with the bartender over politics. A story about unlikely friendship and the burdens of adulthood.