Melissa’s latest DSF story is “Empy.” More are coming in 2020. Also watch for her story “The Family Business” in Black-Eyed Peas On New Year’s Day: an anthology of hope..
Here’s a link to Daily Science Fiction, where you can find several of Melissa’s stories. (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.
“Charming” is out in Sword $ Sorceress 33
“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.
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 the Web somewhere right now. Enjoy!