An excerpt from The Stone Witch, upcoming Short Story in Under My Hat


Isobelle posted an excerpt today on her blog post, The Short Story (Pt 2).

Isobelle posted an excerpt today on her blog post, The Short Story (Pt 2). The excerpt is from The Stone Witch, a short story from the upcoming anthology Under My Hat, edited by Jonathan Strahan.

[hr][/hr]Under My Hat will be published by Random House in September 2012 and contains stories by Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman and Margo Lanagan to name a few.

...Here’s the thing. I hate kids. Always have. I mean, I know the job of the race, biologically speaking, is to achieve immortality through reproduction, but the idea of getting impregnated and blowing up like a balloon as I serve as a carrier and service unit for this other person who will eventually burst out of me in the most terrifying way imaginable, then carry on using me one way or another for the rest of my life, is right up there with throwing myself off the top of a twenty- story building. If I have a biological clock, it is digital and does not tick. Moreover, I am fine with being solo. I mean manless as well as kidless. Not everyone needs someone, no matter what the greeting cards say...
Read the entire excerpt here: The Stone Witch excerpt.


    7 years ago

    cant wait to read the stone witch

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    7 years ago

    Wow, I love the tone of this.

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    7 years ago

    lol, I can so relate to parts of that!

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