Coming February 20!
For this issue, the art comes first. We selected art, and then invited some Shimmery favorites to write stories inspired by the images. Our cover image is Pennyâ€™s Grave, by award-winning artist John Picacio; we used it as the trigger for a contest at the Liberty Hall Writerâ€™s Workshop. The winning story is Penny Wise, by Kurt Kirchmeier.
Sandro Castelliâ€™s Cherub inspired Michael Livingstonâ€™s A Very Young Boy With Largely Clipped Wings.
Conceptions of the Mind, by Fatima Azimova, was the trigger for Aliette de Bodardâ€™s Within the City of the Swan.
Chrissy Ellsworthâ€™s My Career as a Fashion Designer inspired Dresses, Three, by Angela Slatter.
And Carrie Ann Baadeâ€™s Untitled (Hawk headed infant with frogs) gave us Flying and Falling, by Kuzhali Manickavel.
These art-inspired stories are joined by new stories from Daniel Rabuzzi and Josh Vogt.