I have excerpts from the two short stories in my Variations series of short stories.
Fur & Gold, loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, is here.
Liturgy of Ice, inspired by The Snow Queen, is here.
Both are dark and homoerotic. They were fun to write! Hopefully, the excerpts will entice you to buy them, (available in a variety of ebook formats).
Liturgy of Ice was inspired by one of my favorite fairytales, The Snow Queen. I use the fairytale imagery as a mediation isolation and loneliness.
Other inspirations: “The Sweetest Chill,” by Siouxsie & the Banshees; Philip Ridley’s novel In the Eyes of Mr. Fury.
It’s on Kindle here.
And the Kobo here.
It’s also on the Scribd platform as well: here.
Liturgy of Ice is the second in my self-pubbed eBook series Variations, which are dark fantasy short stories that play with fairytale tropes. LOI takes its cues from The Snow Queen. It should be out next week at the latest. The cover, like the last Variation, is by Thomas Drymon.
The Nook link is here
The Kobo link is here
(It’s also on Amazon now and will be on iBooks soon).
The second in the Variations series, “Liturgy of Ice,” is coming soon! Liturgy is a dark, erotic take on The Snow Queen.
My dark fairytale retelling, Fur & Gold, gets a lovely review:
Gidney presents a prequel of Beauty and the Beast, mining from the queer notes of Jean Cocteau’s work as a whole, and the fantastical breaking of boundaries. The Beast here is a more sinuous creature, both savage and beautiful, warring between animal instinct and fleeting grasps of humanity. There is a new sense of the curse from man to beast being an unknowing and tantalizing transgression, rather than a stock moral lesson. This is the start of a series of new fairy tales, so come back for more.
I am currently writing the second in this short series; the series is called Variations.
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