Toad Words

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  • “…full of superb fairy tale reimaginings.”

    “Talking stags, on the other hand, were nearly always bespelled royalty, and fairies, who could theoretically choose to look like anything, nearly always picked white cats or black horses. Fairies are very beautiful and very vain and they haven’t got the imagination to fill a thimble. And they never learn from their mistakes.”  ~From Toad Words & Other Stories


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By turns funny and dark, sad and lyrical, this anthology draws together in one volume such stories as “The Wolf and the Woodsman,” “Loathly,” and “Bluebeard’s Wife,” along with an all-new novella, “Boar & Apples.”

Author’s Note: Many of these stories have appeared in various forms on the author’s blog.

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