Sometimes the Fairy Godmother would like to fill her own pockets with gummy bears.
~ From “The Fairy Godmother,” Shimmer Number Seventeen, reprinted in Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, Chizine Publications, 2015.
~ Listen to a reading of “The Fairy Godmother” at Shimmer’s website here.
Because I walked and walked, and even though I wasn’t more than a couple of miles from town, I never got there. I should’ve been scared, but I wasn’t. In fact, the longer I walked, the lighter I felt. At first I kept looking ahead for the lights of the truck stop, but after a while I found myself hoping I wouldn’t see them.
~ From “One Shoe Highway,” On Spec, #91 vol 24 no 4, winter 2012/2013.