Princess Alethea Rants: “Fitcher’s Bird”

Interesting data point: This week’s fairy tale rant video is 9 minutes long as opposed to the typical 5 minutes. I still keep the rant to about 5 minutes, but then there is a brief explanation of how my short story “Blood From Stone” incorporates both this fairy tale as well as the historical real-life of serial killer Gilles de Rais.

Most of my fairy tale videos have 60-100 views. This video has TWELVE.

Looks like size does matter. Even on YouTube.

As always, share and enjoy! xox

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Award-Winning Princess

Well, I may not have come home from California with the Norton, but I’m still an Award-Winning author. Here I am with Plot Bunny…and my Apex Readers Choice Award for “Blood From Stone”!

Award-Winning Princess

If you still haven’t checked out “Blood From Stone”, you can read it for free here:

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Vote for ME!

Cinderella, by Arthur Rackham

More specifically, please vote for “Blood from Stone” in the 2012 Apex Magazine Story of the Year Readers Poll!

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If you haven’t had a chance to read “Blood from Stone” yet and would like to, Click Here to read “Blood from Stone” online for free.

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Thank you!

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“Blood from Stone” now live at Apex Magazine

Issue #43 of Apex Magazine is now live! Featuring:

Blood from Stone” by Alethea Kontis
Labyrinth” by Mari Ness
Relic” by Jeffrey Ford

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief” by Lynne M. Thomas
You’re Not Supposed to Write That: Taboos in Speculative Fiction” by Vylar Kaftan
An Interview with Alethea Kontis” by Maggie Slater

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PS: If you are not already familiar with the story of Bluebeard or the “Fitcher’s Bird” tale from Grimm, read it here first. You can also hear ME read it to YOU by following this link.

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