Here’s a link to Daily Science Fiction, where you can find several of Melissa’s stories. (Right now, 8/25/13, they have some of her artwork up too.): http://dailysciencefiction.com/
A Cinderella Drabble
Once there was a girl whose stepmother made her do all the cooking, cleaning, and housework.
One day the King and Queen threw an elegant ball to determine who would marry their son, the Crown Prince. The girl’s stepmother and stepsisters ran out to buy splendid jewelry and give themselves makeovers, and rushed off to try their luck.
The girl’s fairy godmother gave her a golden gown and slippers made of glass.
The girl sold them on e-Bay for a handsome profit, and soon became CEO of her own housekeeping business. She made a fortune, and lived happily ever after.
Melissa has had several stories in Daily Science Fiction lately. Please consider checking them out. Starting January 2013, DSF will be runningng a Twisted Fairytale Flash story every other Wednesday. (Want to know if your favorite fairy tale is coming up? Leave a note for Melissa, or post your question in Ask Dragon.)
“The Salt Man” (IGMS) has been included on the Tangent Online 2012 Recommended Reading List.
“Pride” is available in Scheherazade’s Facade.
“Forever Is A Long Time” (AKA “The Selkie Story”) is out in Sword & Sorceress 27.
“Hirasol” is available in Bull Spec #2
Melissa’s “Bearer of Burdens” is available in Warrior Wisewoman 3. Click here for a look at the cover.
Melissa’s “Little Red” is available in Sword and Sorceress 24.
Melissa also has the following stories available at AnthologyBuilder:
“The Early Bird and the Wyrm”
“The Mighty Quill”
“Into The Mouths of Babes”
“The Blackbird Maiden”
Click here to access her author page there.
To see the covers designed by Melissa’s husband, Mike Mead, go here.
To see Melissa’s covers, go here.
Try out Melissa’s Between Worlds Quiz at Quizilla.com. Just click on the link below.
I published my first short story at The First Line in 1999. That got me hooked on writing, but it wasn’t until Carpe Libris and my first con (Albacon 2002–thanks for dragging me there, JS!) that things really took off.
Now it’s over 40 sales later. There are probably stories of mine floating out there on theWeb somewhere right now. You can read some by clicking on the links below.
My first novel, Between Worlds, is available as an e-book and can be found here:
Here are links to some of my stories still available on-line: