The Coach Girl by M.L.D. Curelas

SF Canada member M.L.D. Curelas has a story in a new anthology Clockwork, Curses, & Coal: Steampunk and Gaslamp Fairy Tales.  

“The Coach Girl” is a take on “The Goose Girl” by the Brothers Grimm.  Clockwork, Curses, & Coal was published by World Weaver Press and edited by Rhonda Parrish.

Fairies threaten the world of artifice and technology, forcing the royal family to solve a riddle to stop their world from irrevocable change; a dishonest merchant uses automatons as vessels for his secrets and lies; a woman discovers the secret of three princesses whose shoes get scuffed while they sleep. These and so many other steampunk and gaslamp fairy tales await within the pages of Clockwork, Curses and Coal.

Retellings of Hansel and Gretel, The Princess and the Pea, Pinocchio, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and more are all showcased alongside some original fairy tale-like stories. Featuring stories by Melissa Bobe, Adam Brekenridge, Beth Cato, MLD Curelas, Joseph Halden, Reese Hogan, Diana Hurlburt, Christina Johnson, Alethea Kontis, Lex T. Lindsay, Wendy Nikel, Brian Trent, Laura VanArendonk Baugh and Sarah Van Goethem.

M.L.D. Curelas is the publisher of Tyche Books, a Canadian small-press specializing in science-fiction and fantasy anthologies, novels, and non-fiction. She enjoys Victorian fiction, a Proper Tea, and stalking authors at conventions. She is disappointed that the “no capes” rule applies to publishing.

Order Clockwork, Curses, & Coal from your bookseller of choice via worldweaverpress.com.

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