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ladybusiness | Guest Post: Short Fiction Starter Pack — Ursula Vernon
Ursula Vernon is one of my all-time favorite fantasy writers, and it’s criminal that her work isn't better known. Her stories are thoroughly engrossing and often laugh-out-loud funny. I love the wise women, determined girls, talking animals, and deep sense of practicality found throughout her work. Fairy tales and folktales take a prize place in her work, and I've included several retellings among my recommendations.
nf  f:Ursula_Vernon  we-have-cookies  'dwth 
september 2019 by esther_a
Of Tomatoes and Places - Silex - Jackalope Wives Series - Ursula Vernon [Archive of Our Own]
The cholla-bone girl is a good listener, knowing that sometimes asking questions gets in the way of getting answers. She listens to the practical lessons Grandma Harken teaches her, as well as the less practical things that others have to say. Of course, her being a child it's the less practical things that stick with her the most.
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  gen  yuletide  'ao3 
january 2019 by esther_a
Be safe, and stay out of trouble. - marginaliana - The Hidden Almanac (Podcast) [Archive of Our Own]
Welcome to the Hidden Almanac, everybody – I'm Pastor Drom! Reverend Mord is out sick today. Well, I say sick, but I think it might be more of an existential dread. Anyway, for today I thought we'd do something a little different. I've had a lot of questions about how Mord and I first met…
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  f:HiddenAlmanac  gen  pre-canon  yuletide  'ao3 
december 2018 by esther_a
Strike the Harp and Join the Chorus - Violsva - The Hidden Almanac (Podcast) [Archive of Our Own]
It was on this day that the gifts in a holiday fanfiction exchange were revealed. It is the Feast Day of Yuletide, and in the garden, there are stories.

Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  f:HiddenAlmanac  gen  metafic  yuletide  favorite  'ao3 
december 2018 by esther_a
The Little Mole-Maid - hamsterwoman - Hamster Princess Series - Ursula Vernon [Archive of Our Own]
“Hey, Wilbur! Hey, Hyacinth!” Harriet shouted, waving her sword in greeting. “Hey, cursed princess! You are cursed, aren’t you? And need me to set off on a quest to save you?”
'ao3  fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  gen  yuletide  short 
december 2018 by esther_a
The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society - Uncanny Magazine
There was a land of elven halls and hollows, of fairy mounds and great cathedrals underground. Hapless mortals went in and danced until their feet gave out, and sometimes they came out again.

But far beyond the merriment and the music and the trapped mortals, there was a campfire, and around it sat a half-dozen men, and a great bull selkie, and a horse the color of night.

The men were faerie boys, first to last, tall and sharp-boned, with cheekbones like swords. The selkie was a great hulking brute with his sealskin draped around him, muscle smoothed with a layer of fat, and a gleam in his eye like the last light on the sea.

The horse was a horse, except when he wanted more beer, and then he was a man with a mane of black hair and eyes that glowed like rubies in his face.

They sat around the fire, far from the fae court, and stared into the flames. Fire is older than faerie-kind and even they can be hypnotized by its dance.

“What gets me,” said one of the men finally, “what really gets me is that she went and married the blacksmith.”
fic  f:OriginalFiction  f:Ursula_Vernon  humor  'other  trope-subversion 
november 2018 by esther_a
Comparative Theology - Sour_Idealist - Digger (Comic) [Archive of Our Own]
"If God did not exist, it would have been necessary for man to invent one."

A man, a girl, a wombat, and a demon pray, or try praying, to four different gods.
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  f:Digger  gen  post-canon  yuletide  'ao3 
january 2018 by esther_a
Anything That Talks - Sour_Idealist - Digger (Comic) [Archive of Our Own]
Jhalm's patrol of the Veiled meets another, more ordinary demon, and Murai and Jhalm have a conversation about authority, the past, and how to be good.
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  f:Digger  gen  futurefic  yuletide  short  favorite  'ao3 
january 2018 by esther_a
Antelope Dreams - ambyr - Summer in Orcus - T. Kingfisher [Archive of Our Own]
When she was eleven, Summer thought she was very nearly an adult. At seventeen, she's starting to understand how much she has to learn.
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  f:Misc.Books  femslash  explicit  short  futurefic  'ao3 
january 2018 by esther_a
Of Oceans and Ondines - Gehayi - The Raven and the Reindeer - T. Kingfisher [Archive of Our Own]
While on a journey to the ocean that's also a kind of honeymoon, Gerta and Janna become entangled in the problems of a lovelorn mermaid.
fic  id:gehayi  f:Ursula_Vernon  femslash  futurefic  'ao3  f:Fairytales 
july 2017 by esther_a
The Dark Birds | Apex Magazine
My mother had daughters year after year, and one by one, my father devoured us.
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  f:OriginalFiction  creepy  'other 
january 2017 by esther_a
Summer in Orcus – Red Wombat Studio
When the witch Baba Yaga walks her house into the backyard, eleven-year-old Summer enters into a bargain for her heart’s desire. Her search will take her to the strange, surreal world of Orcus, where birds talk, women change their shape, and frogs sometimes grow on trees. But underneath the whimsy of Orcus lies a persistent darkness, and Summer finds herself hunted by the monstrous Houndbreaker, who serves the distant, mysterious Queen-in-Chains…
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  f:OriginalFiction  fantasy 
january 2017 by esther_a
Digger: Reunion - Geekhyena - Digger (Comic) [Archive of Our Own]
Let's check in on Digger a few years from now, shall we? And looks like someone else has decided to check in on her too....
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  f:Digger  gen  futurefic  kidfic  yuletide  'ao3 
december 2016 by esther_a
The Tomato Thief – Apex Magazine
Grandma Harken lived on the edge of town, in a house with its back to the desert.

Some people said that she lived out there because she liked her privacy, and some said that it was because she did black magic in secret. Some said that she just didn’t care for other people, and they were probably the closest to the truth.
fic  f:Ursula_Vernon  f:OriginalFiction  fantasy 
january 2016 by esther_a

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