Misspelled
“Chafing the Bogey Man”

By Kristen Britain in
Misspelled
Edited by Julie E. Czerneda

ISBN 978-0-7564-0475
DAW Books, Inc., New York, 2008.

There is a right way and a wrong way to do practically anything. And when it comes to magic, skipping some directions, changing the ingredients, garbling the words of a spell—all of these can lead to unusual, sometimes dire, sometimes comical consequences.
            Veteran writer and editor Julie Czerneda has offered seventeen authors the challenge of creating spell-driven situations that get out of control. Here are just a few of the results: a cybermancer—a spell caster working in the realm known as Hel to some, and the Internet to others—has her spell disk corrupted by unexpected input…two students out to brew up some spells completely outside the curriculum forgo a most important ingredient…a has-been golf pro finds an old family spell that should improve his game, but at what cost? A young woman orders a fairy-tale life, but she forgets to read the fine print and ends up with the worst parts of two fairy tales. Can Customer Service break the spell?

Other contributors: Lesley D. Livingston, Kristine Smith, Kevin G. Maclean, Janet Elizabeth Chase, Marc Mackay, Kent Pollard, Kell Brown, John Zakour, Rob St. Martin, S.W. Mayse, Doranna Durgin, Morgan S. Brilliant, Kate Paulk, Nathan Azinger, Jim C. Hines, Shannan Palma

 

 

Short Stories

Justine and the Mountie"Justine and the Mountie"
in
Imaginary Friends
2008

Chafing the Bogey Man “Chafing the Bogey Man”
in
Misspelled
2008

First Rider's Call“Linked, on the Lake of Souls”
in
DAW 30th Anniversary Anthology: Fantasy
2003

Avalonia“Avalonia”
in
Out of Avalon
2001


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