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“Maternal Instincts” by Jeffrey Ricker, published by Untreed Reads, 2011. Lisa Weiss has a problem. A teenaged employee of her local grocery store is a vampire and he’s bitten her. Now she’s a vampire too. The thing is, though, she’s a married woman, a mother of two....

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“Little Red and the Elf Princess” by Sarah Lyn Roger from Iris Brown Lit Mag, inaugural issue, April, 2014. Edited by Adriena Dame, Charlene Luck and Julia Crittendon. It’s one last hoorah for modern takes on fairy tales before we close out this project. The Little...

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“Bad Girls” by Jane Fletcher and Joey Bass from Myth and Magic: Queer Fairy Tales from Bold Strokes Books, 2014. Edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman. They say there’s someone for everyone, and the short, humorous piece that closes out this collection would seem to...

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“Riding Red” by Victoria Oldham from Myth and Magic: Queer Fairy Tales from Bold Strokes Books, 2014. Edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman. What a twist this tale puts on the classics. Red and her business partner Goldi run a bondage club in the woods called...

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“The Snow King” by Rhidian Brenig Jones from Myth and Magic: Queer Fairy Tales from Bold Strokes Books, 2014. Edited by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman. Yep, this is the second story in this collection and the third within the past twenty reviews to be based on Hans...