Rhonda Parrish, editor of the highly anticipated Fae anthology, interviews contributor Sara Puls.
What was the inspiration for your Fae story?
My inspiration for writing this story was something pretty mundane--I had a bit of an ant problem at my house. Somehow, that got me thinking about a fairy infestation...
Was this your first foray into writing fairy stories?
I have written one other fairy story of sorts--about a lady that works as a "matchmaker" for the fairy creatures, where fairies are loosely defined as "creatures that exist because we believe in them. Because we talk about them and write about them and dream about them." That story is available here.
Can you tell us a bit about the specific type of fairy creature in your story?
Well, my story actually contains about eleven types of fairies, including pixies! selkies! dryads! and trolls! The most prominently-featured fairy, however, is a “mermaid fairy,” who contributes to a bit of friction between the two main characters edit.
Read Sara's story, "Ten Ways to Self-Sabotage, Only Some of Which Relate to Fairies," in the anthology Fae, available now.
Sara Puls spends most of her time lawyering, researching, writing, and editing. Her dreams frequently involve strange mash-ups of typography, fairy creatures, courtrooms, and blood. Or maybe those are nightmares. Her fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, The Colored Lens, The Future Fire, Plasma Frequency Magazine, and elsewhere. She’s also the Co-Editor of the speculative fiction magazine Scigentasy: Gender Stories in Science Fiction & Fantasy, which you can visit at http://www.scigentasy.com.
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