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The King's Monster

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A standalone short story.

Joseph and Serafina are cabaret musicians with ambitions to play in front of the king of Tirerre. When Joseph acquires a noble patron, their star seems to be on the rise, but a mysterious stranger has taken an interest in them, and not everything is as it seems.
ebook, 28 pages
Published March 27th 2017
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The King's Monster is a strong short story, bringing together a compelling well-paced plot with engaging characters and a meaningful theme. I'm impressed with Ms. Sears ability to balance all these elements so skillfully. I'll certainly be reading more by this author. ...more
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By day, Rene Sears is an editor. By night, (or early in the morning, or on lunch breaks) she writes. She has had short stories published in Cicada, Daily Science Fiction, and Galaxy's Edge magazine and is the author of the Crossroads of Worlds series.

She lives in Birmingham, Al, with her husband, two children, and a dog that may or may not be part Belgian Shepherd. You can find out more at

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