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The Audacity Gambit

Close up detail of an arbour on fire, from the cover of The Audacity Gambit

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Every teen hits a stretch in life where they feel like they’ve been forcefully isolated from the world. The standard fantasy trope is that it’s all for a reason—they’re the Chosen One. They’ve got to save their village, rescue a princess, find the key.

But 18-year-old Emily’s village is a trailer park and the people she’s fighting for may have performed more terrible deeds than the enemies she’ll have to confront.

With little choice in the matter, Emily plunges head-first on a quest into a fairy world that isn’t nearly as fabulous and fantastical as books would lead you to believe, though it’s a nice enough place for a vacation.

 

 

Short Fiction

Current and updated short fiction is available on Medium.

Straw-What other option had she beyond marrying herself off so that some other man could run her life?
Straw-What other option had she beyond marrying herself off so that some other man could run her life?

Primp - “Shove over Mags, it’s a blasted mirror, not your lover, share it.” “Ah Torrie, I’d share both, you know that.”
Primp – “Shove over Mags, it’s a blasted mirror, not your lover, share it.”
“Ah Torrie, I’d share both, you know that.”

The Devil's Music - The two girls, even if they’d saved their pin money for months, couldn’t have afforded box seats.
The Devil’s Music – The two girls, even if they’d saved their pin money for months, couldn’t have afforded box seats.

Sleeping - This is how the story starts: There was a princess. Later, there was a prince.
Sleeping – This is how the story starts: There was a princess. Later, there was a prince.

the Pink - I existed.
the Pink – I existed.