So a while ago I wrote this little ditty of a short I titled Fairy Debt. Of all my short stories out there, and there aren’t many, I think this one is closest to my heart. It’s basically told the way I talk, and it was unbelievably easy to write, just rolled off the fingertips. It’s silly and fun and includes my favorite fantasy invention out of my own brain: teacup daemons. All yours for $0.99 I hope it makes you smile. It’s safe for all ages, I think.
A Fairy who is forced to infiltrate a royal court disguised as a jester.
A princess who is far too much like a dairymaid for her own good.
And a dragon who is overly fond of cupcakes.
There are extremely ridiculous hats, amazing food, and daemons seeped in tea. You expected something different from me? Well, yes, that’s coming… But for now, this is a return to form, and a hint at what life would be like if Gail wrote fairy tales.
Here’s the blurb:
“I knew it would all end in tears the moment I saw the hat.”
Cups is a fairy with a problem. She can’t grow wings because is she under a death promise to a local king. So she takes service at his castle as the Least Jester, hoping to earn her wings and learns a great deal about cupcakes, tea daemons, and earth dragons along the way.
This a short comedic fairy tail, coming in at just under 5000 words (or about 10 pages). In it Gail gets up to her usual silly tricks, tea saturated prose, and food driven biting wit.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|Ululì-Ululà by Matteo Ugolini for Karman|
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The Biggest Fantasy Series of All Time is…
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Tappy tap.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
Tags: dragons, short story, shorts, tea
Curtsies & Conspiracies goes on sale November 5, 2013 in hardback & electronic form. It’s available for pre-order and Tor.com has posted an excerpt.
Quote of the Day:
“I bought it in a department store.”
“One reads about such places, of course, sir.”
~ P.G. Wodehouse