I have a short story called “Winter Roses” appearing in a new anthology called Uncommon Threads. It’s really short but it’s nevertheless part of my Thousand Kingdoms series of stories. It tells the story of one of the ancient mountain kings, from the warrior clan that’s ruled their rugged domain for so long that the Cragenrath Mountains are named after them.
My original short blurb for my story is:
The young heir to the mountainous Cragenrath Kingdom thought he’d met the love of his life. Instead, he got a lesson in crime, betrayal, magic and revenge.
My story started out as a speech for my Toastmasters club a few years ago. I was doing projects from an advanced manual called Storytelling, and ended up with this rather Shakespearean story, almost a soliloquy.
Anyway, the volume is a community effort of the Loundoun Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers group. The anthology was edited by John F. Dwight, who also did the layout with Liz Hayes. The cover was created by Asher Roth. All of the stories were created by members of the writing group.
Check it out. We’re all pretty proud of it.