Short Stories

A CUP OF NORMAL

Short Stories by Devon Monk

This collection of twenty-two short stories are measured out with a cup of normal and a pound of the fantastic.  From dark fairytales to alien skies, Monk’s stories blend haunting yesterdays, forgotten todays and twisted tomorrows.

Poignant, bittersweet, frightening, and funny, these stories pour out worlds that are both lovely and odd, darkly strange and tantalizingly familiar, where no matter how fantastic the setting or situation, love, freedom, and hope find a way to take root and thrive.

 Finalist:

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

 The Endeavour Award

 

 

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FICTION RIVER – UNNATURAL WORLDS

Life Between Dreams by Devon Monk
Finally Family by Ray Vukcevich
The Grasshopper and My Aunts by Esther M. Friesner
True Calling by Irette Y. Patterson
A Taste of Joie De Vivre by Kellen Knolan
Here, Kitty Kitty by Annie Reed
That Lost Riddle by Dean Wesley Smith
Shadow Side by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Sisters by Leah Cutter
The Witch’s House by Richard Bowes
Dog Boy Remembers by Jane Yolen
Barbarians by David Farlan

 Life Between Dreams

Mary Still and Tom Curious are part of an inter-dimensional agency that monitors terrors and imaginings and the real-world disasters those nightmares create. But when they are forced to  decide what is worth sacrificing for love, dreams, and each other, even the smallest mistake could bring on the end the world….

Available April 23, 2013

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6 Responses

  1. Tin Swift blog tour awesomeness (+ giveaway!) | Rachel Vincent

    […] Devon has sold over fifty short stories to fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, and young adult magazines and anthologies. Her stories have been published in five countries and included in a Year’s Best Fantasy anthology.  In 2010, Fairwood Press published twenty-two of her short stories in a collection titled: A Cup of Normal. […]

  2. GUEST POST and GIVE AWAY: Hang Fire by Devon Monk | Bookshelf Bombshells

    […] Devon has sold over fifty short stories to fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, and young adult magazines and anthologies. Her stories have been published in five countries and included in a Year’s Best Fantasy anthology.  In 2010, Fairwood Press published twenty-two of her short stories in a collection titled: A Cup of Normal. […]

  3. Tin Swift blog tour awesomeness (+ giveaway!)

    […] Devon has sold over fifty short stories to fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, and young adult magazines and anthologies. Her stories have been published in five countries and included in a Year’s Best Fantasy anthology.  In 2010, Fairwood Press published twenty-two of her short stories in a collection titled: A Cup of Normal. […]

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  5. Max
    Max November 20, 2012 at 11:47 am | | Reply

    Hi there,

    Sadly, I haven’t read anything my Mrs. Monk just yet, but I’m sure I would’ve been delighted. Would anyone happen to know whether any of her short stories are available online?

    Thanks!

  6. Max
    Max November 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm | | Reply

    And by “my” I mean “by”, of course. If writing is rewriting, an Edit button is invaluable. Ancient Chinese proverb. Anyways, having read a few pages from the Amazon book previews, I can confirm that they were a few delightful pages indeed.

    Cheers,
    Max

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