“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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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 11

Episode 11: “Fitcher’s Bird” (8:07)

Known also as “Fitcher’s Brides” and “Bluebeard,” this is the infamous fairy tale about a serial killer. Fair warning: the story does contain scenes where maidens are hacked to bloody pieces. But worry not, for everything turns out okay in the end…if mass-murderous revenge is your idea of “okay.”

What lessons do we take from this story? Well, if a strange man tells you not to go into a locked room and then gives you the key anyway, IT’S A TRAP. Also, eggshells are incredibly porous.

Happy Easter!

Check out Princess Alethea’s YouTube Video Rant about this fairy tale HERE.


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