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More Crossroads

Rossetti's Pandora

Rossetti’s Pandora

‘And how does she look?’

            ‘Like me once, but not anymore. She’s a mass of burns and rotting flesh.’ Bethany shrugs. ‘Gods know, she may be dead already. If so, then I’ll pay your fee just to bring
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Crossroads

Rossetti

Rossetti

Aaaand a new Tallow-Wife tale is making its way into the world. An extract from “Crossroads”:

Bethany holds her cloak tightly around her, but the hood hangs loose down her back; she does not care if she is seen. No one will
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A Stitch in Time

rackham sleeping beauty2

Rackham’s Sleeping Beauty

The opening of the next Tallow-Wife tale, “A Stitch in Time” is below:

Cordelia is dying and there is nothing they can do. Her injuries from the fire, determinedly refusing to heal, have gotten worse. The arm and her
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More Bearskin

6a00e54fcf7385883401901c7292b8970b-800wiFor the longest time he stares out the tiny window into the night where nothing can be discerned until the full moon rises over the reaching fingers of skeletal treetops. Everything is bathed in silver-blue. Torben looks down at the lean-to; he
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Bearskin

Photo by Jules Cox

Photo by Jules Cox

Working on one of the last Tallow-Wife stories, this one is “Bearskin”:

He listens closely in case Uther is sneaking up behind to scare him so he pees his pants again. Torben would have thought that trick
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The Tallow-Wife: A new tale

Thanks, Degas

Thanks, Degas

I’m working on a new Tallow-Wife story, this one is called “The Nightingale and the Rose: A Call and Response“.

The girl’s voice is divine; it rises higher and higher as if trying to reach the heavens, which might have
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New words for the Tallow-Wife collection

Rossetti's Jane Morris looks about right

Rossetti’s Jane Morris looks about right

Now that I’ve sent the last story for our collection back to Lisa, I can return to The Tallow-Wife stories.

I have one scene left to write for “What Shines
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New words

6a00e54fcf7385883401901c7292b8970b-800wiToday was supposed to be editing day, but new words are pushing their way out.

I know better than to fight.

“There are bones buried beneath, he can feel it; unhappy, exhausted bones, used long beyond their intended years. But not even a
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The Tallow-Wife

Godfried Schalcken

Godfried Schalcken

And so, after much planning and plotting, note-taking and scribbling on things, The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales has begun.

Here is the first draft of the opening page:

 

The Tallow-Wifeby Angela Slatter

 Cordelia does not think about the things she has
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