I love fairy tales. If you've read any of my writing, you probably already know that, haha. I especially love to turn them on their heads and make the hero the villain or have the princess save the prince. The most fun about them is taking a well-loved idea and taking it in an unexpected direction.
My new flash story, "Supply and Demand" isn't exactly a fairy tale, even though it has a fairy in it. But it does take some well-known characters and... er... transform them. I think perhaps the current election was on my mind, and perhaps politicians in general, who can often be caught with their hands in the till. So what about corruption in the supernatural world?
I almost always have fun writing stories - even when I'm sweating a deadline - but this is one that I wrote first and had sitting on my shelf for a while before submitting it anywhere. This one was just for me, because I enjoyed the idea so much. I'm glad the editors at Bewildering Stories liked it, too, and I hope you enjoy reading it.
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with nearly a hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. When not writing, I'm the Book Reviews Editor for the magazine Bewildering Stories. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Connecticut, where I live with my family. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on! For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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