"An Affliction of Trees" 4300 words. A post apocalyptic fantasy about family and hope and bodies and one very hungry tree.
"Matches, Tower, Sister, Stone" 1700 words. Magic realism? Lit fic? I'm still not quite sure. But there's a lot of grief in this one. And pyromania.
"The Tender Shearing Wind" 3200 words. What happens when you mix eagles, amputation and ghosts? This, apparently.
All three of these are still very first draft-y and need quite a bit of hammering, but I'm proud of the little beasties.
A huge thank you to all of my Clarion West friends who helped me sprint and word war my way through this.
And very special thanks to my amazing sponsors:
Vonda N. McIntyre
Susan R Sackinger
I can't wait for next year!