Both this year and last year (is this the beginning of a tradition?) Stephanie Zvan gave me a short story for my birthday. Last year, the story impressed me because it was a good story even without the unexpected, mildly disturbing twist. This time, the twist is not mildly disturbing at all.

It is deeply disturbing. Here is the story.

Stephanie will be reading from her work at the Convergence Convention coming up in a few days. Personally, I think this is a candidate for a reading like this, though it would be appropriate to have two readers acting it out. It could be seen as all dialog and stage direction. The problem is, where do we find an eleven inch high person?

Anyway, go read it.

Thanks for the story, Stephanie! I think…..


  1. #1 Jason Thibeault
    June 25, 2010

    Allow me to be the millionth person to wish you a happy birthday and congratulate you on another lap around the sun.

  2. #2 pelican
    June 26, 2010

    Great writing! And, happy birthday!