In The Muse, Fred Warren took us to a world where imagination reigned supreme, and inspiration was a matter of life and death.
Now, follow him through the twists and turns of twenty-two bizarre tales, where odd is commonplace, little things make all the difference, and miracles are everywhere, if you know where to look:
- An office temp thinks he has the world’s worst job, until he spends a day sitting in for the Devil.
- Stolen fruit provides sweet justice in a city ruled by magic.
- In a world where two minds can share the same body, running afoul of the law has horrifying consequences.
- A young woman discovers something growing in the fields outside her village — something wonderful … and terrible.
Do the impossible. Change the future. Save the world. All you need is one odd little miracle.
Short story collection, fantasy and science fiction for teen readers and older.
A variety of story lengths, topics and genres kept me far more interested than I expected to be. The writing style, especially the fabulous dialogue, sucked me in and the reading was over way too fast. My favorite story (Rubes) was one of the longer ones but I liked them all. I started with the e-reader version, but I’m buying a hard copy to keep on my shelf. I suspect I’ll be loaning it out a lot. You can bet I’ll keep my eyes open for the next short story with Fred Warren’s name attached.
— Robynn Tolbert