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Fiction and Excerpts [2]

Fiction and Excerpts [2]

Uncle Flower’s Homecoming Waltz

Presenting a new original story, “Uncle Flower’s Homecoming Waltz,“ by author Marissa K. Lingen, a tale in which children and adults must be taught how to daydream properly; a respite against the never-ending war that rages around them.

This story was acquired and edited for by Tor Books editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden.

My grandmother says all stories begin with a death. My grandfather says with a birth. And Aunt Albert says they’re both wrong, and stories begin with someone not getting what they want.

But no one was born, and no one died, and I got what I wanted, and that is where this story begins.

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