First published online at Subterranean (Summer 2011)
Reprinted in the paperback edition of Huntress (June 2012)
Set in the world of Ash and Huntress, “The Fox” is about the King’s Huntress, who journeys to the edge of the Kingdom and encounters a fox spirit that challenges her to leave her past behind.
Please Note: “The Fox” is set two years after the events in Huntress, from the perspective of Kaede. I wrote this story to be readable by those who haven’t yet read Huntress, and I don’t think there are major spoilers because so much time has passed since the end of the novel. Who knows what might have happened in those intervening years? But if you are averse to all spoilers, you should not read this story until after you’ve read Huntress.
“One True Love”
Published Aug. 28, 2012 in Foretold
Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate?
It’s human nature to wonder about life’s twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it?
From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life’s unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction’s brightest stars.
Published October 2012 in Diverse Energies
In this stunning collection of original and rediscovered stories of tragedy and hope, the stars are a diverse group of students, street kids, good girls, kidnappers, and child laborers pitted against their environments, their governments, differing cultures, and sometimes one another as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds. Take a journey through time from a nuclear nightmare of the past to society’s far future beyond Earth with these eleven stories by masters of speculative fiction. Includes stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, K. Tempest Bradford, Rahul Kanakia, Rajan Khanna, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ken Liu, Malinda Lo, Ellen Oh, Cindy Pon, Greg Van Eekhout, and Daniel H. Wilson. Edited byTobias Buckell and Joe Monti.
Coming June 18, 2013 in Defy the Dark
DEFY THE DARK is an all-new anthology coming Summer 2013 from Saundra Mitchell and HarperTeen. It features 16 stories by critically-acclaimed and bestselling YA authors as they explore things that can only happen in the dark.
Defy the Dark
Edited by Saundra Mitchell