"A Quest of Fire" is a short story, it will be published in Lackington's #3 which is due out August 18, so that's less than ten days! Yay!!
I have a little bit of the story here, while it might not make you salivate immediately, I do hope it makes you a little bit curious:
"I am neither he nor she, you know," says the trickster to me. "Just like it says in the book."
We are in London this time, the National Gallery, where ages come together and beat tambourines in all colors of joy.
"True, but the part about the fires, that's neither what I am, nor what a trickster is. Did I ever tell you a tree told me how to slip away from time?"
"Well, what else would tell you? There must be generations of your kind trapped in wood, I'm just surprised you didn't run into a wardrobe or a violin."
I screw up my face at the trickster who looks charming in his British gentleman.
"Please don't make jokes about that, it's not funny."
"Oh, eat a crone, you know it is! Sometimes I think that you just hate to laugh."
"Afrits," I say, ignoring him. "Let's go talk to some afrits about fire."
Oh, if that is not enough to convince you to take a peek, have a look at the entire ToC here. Enjoy! xo
Update 8/18: The issue is out now. I would very much like to draw special attention to the wonderful illustration that accompanies my little tale, Paula Friedlander gave life to my roan Pegasus.