Alison McBain writes fiction & poetry, edits & reviews books, and pens a webcomic called “Toddler Times.” In her free time, she drinks gallons of coffee & pretends to be a pool shark at her local pub. More: http://www.alisonmcbain.com/
- Runner-Up in the Neolomicro Challenge
- Runner-Up in the Under a Spell Challenge
The Godmother's BargainRunner-Up in the Under a Spell Challenge
"Requiescat cum diabolo et dona sua referat pro sanguine tui sanguinis," I chanted over my mother's corpse. Rest with the devil, and bring back his gifts for the blood of your blood. My voice was quiet, so not to wake the household, and red fell from my palms to the ground. My mother's spell had been broken with her death and I had to rekindle the enchantment the only way I knew. Blood called to blood.
- Runner-Up in Extraterrestrial Challenge
Protecting the Family Honor
When Shigeo drowned in a well, Yuriko thought it bad luck. After Raiden succumbed to a fever, she was heartbroken. She tore her breast at Jirou’s funeral and cried endlessly for Daiki. So when Fumio began to court her, she went immediately to the family shrine.