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To Die for Moonlight

by on Jul 2, 2013 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Paula Guran) selection, 2014 8,700 Words I cut off her head before I buried her. I had no tools suitable to the task—only my pocketknife and the shovel—and it was a long, grisly, abhorrent job, but I had to do it, and I did. I could...

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Welcome to the Reformation, Bitches

by on Feb 5, 2013 in Nonfiction | 12 comments

by Sarah Monette   At the end of the first act of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark has a problem. Now, what you think that problem is depends on how you understand what has just happened. Let’s start with what we know. We know Hamlet, King of Denmark, is dead. We know that his...

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Coyote Gets His Own Back

by on Jul 3, 2012 in Short Fiction | 4 comments

By Sarah Monette Luther shot the coyote bitch on Wednesday. She didn’t make a sound, just fell ass over teakettle into the defile, blood blooming across her neck and chest. She was dead—there was no doubt about that, then or later. It put Luther in a foul mood. He’s wild for trophies, is...

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The Yellow Dressing Gown

by on Dec 6, 2011 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Sarah Monette Of all the curators at the Samuel Mather Parrington Museum, I liked Michael Overton the least. He was a loud, bustling, back-slapping man, red-faced and brash and quite, quite stupid. There was, I believe, no particular malice in him, but there was no particular good,...

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