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Fablecroft Publications - Worlds Next Door - Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth — LiveJournal
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Fablecroft Publications - Worlds Next Door
Favourite stories in Worlds Next Door, edited by Tehani Wessley are:

Dirt Flinthart's "The Best Dog In The World." which made me tear up! I almost cried. A gorgeous story about the lengths a dog will go to, to get back to his master. Gorgeous idea, lovely writing. Great pacing too.

RJ Astruc's "Enid and the Prince" and "Geneveive and the Dragon," by Angela Slatter seem like sister-stories, and I loved both of them. Loved the heroines, loved the settings, and great ideas examining what fairy tales meanings can mean.

My favourite above all was 'Inksucker" by Aidan Doyle. I loved this one so much I wanted to hug it. Some sentences were gorgeous gems, a delight to read and really good to see someone playing with language, and showing how much fun writing, and stories, can be. I would love to read more short stories in this world! 

Over all, this anthology was a good, light hearted read. I zipped through it, and enjoyed every story for different reasons. It's also got a rather fantastic cover! 
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editormum From: editormum Date: 15th June 2010 13:50 (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked it! And I had the exact same feeling about the sister stories!
callistra From: callistra Date: 15th June 2010 14:02 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe they should write something together
:D
editormum From: editormum Date: 15th June 2010 14:04 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh!
zeemverse From: zeemverse Date: 15th June 2010 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
omg legendary winnnnnn

thanks!!!
callistra From: callistra Date: 15th June 2010 22:45 (UTC) (Link)
:)
I liked Enid. She reminded me of a lot of people all at once! And the Prince sounded cute.
:D
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callistra From: callistra Date: 15th June 2010 22:43 (UTC) (Link)
I think your story was particularly touching for me as I'm currently learning about that sort of level of language - alliteration, assonance, consonance, *stuff*, and your story was just so beautifully crafted.
:-)
Got any more??
I keep thinking a whole novel would be awesome... except, gosh it would be hard to write!
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