Actually, I found two cool stories. Two of my cohorts at Liberty Hall Writers Forum, a virtual wellspring of cool stories, are featured in the current issue of Lorelei Signal, a webzine devoted to fantasy stories with strong female characters.
No wallflower princesses or spunky sidekicks here.
C.L. Holland, a 2008 Writers of the Future winner, weighs in with A Celebration in Blue Silk, in which a woman suffering in a forced marriage to the enemy who slaughtered her family is offered an opportunity to rewrite the past…at a price.
Christine Lucas, a former Greek Air Forces officer and cat fancier (how cool is that?) brings a lighthearted tale of magic and thievery in Plague Chalice. A servant girl pockets an attractive bauble, and gets a lot more than she bargained for. Christine’s work has appeared in such notable publications as Ballista, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and Expanded Horizons.
Read and enjoy.