QSFer Kelly Haworth has a story in a new bi/gay fantasy/fairy tale: The Servants And The Beast.
You think you know the story – prince gets cursed, girl meets Beast, they fall in love and live happily ever after. If only it was that simple. But dating is tough even in the best of circumstances.
Ever since the fateful day when we let that horrible Good Fairy into the castle, our lives have been on hold. When she turned our bad-tempered prince into a Beast, she lumped us, his loyal servants, into the curse too, just because she assumed his rude behavior was our fault. Theodore the butler should never have opened the door to her, and the rest of us should have helped keep her out.
Now Theodore is an armchair, and we’re all trying to carry on our duties as a piano, a coat rack, a bookcase and the like. At least we have Robert to clean up the pink sparkles piling in the corners from the Good Fairy’s curse, since he’s a mop now. We know we just need the Beast to fall in love to break the spell. We’re all doing whatever we can to help him find True Love, one visitor at a time, hoping the right person finally comes along–but will the Beast ever learn to love?
Note: This is not an anthology, but one cohesive story. Each author contributed a few chapters.
Authors are Kelly Haworth, Karen Blakely, Cheryl Mahoney, RA Gates and Jenniffer Lee.