Thumbs up for Obscurely Obvious: A Collection of Short Stories by Robin Lythgoe. Fantasy short stories.
So, background. Robin and I share a fan (hi Dorkas!) who told us to read each other’s books because she knew we’d like them. Robin beat me to it and she wrote a fantastic review of one of my books, which got me off my tuchas to read her work. Which I loved, of course, because Dorkas is never wrong about this sort of thing. Obscurely Obvious is a collection of short stories, all fantasy but diverse in topic – my favorites were “Elran’s Journey,” “Deliver Me” (for its humor) and “Not Me” (which made me tear up something fierce). I do have a complaint to make: the same complaint I always have about really good short stories. I wish they were longer. I’m not feeling dissatisfied with the endings by any stretch – I’m just greedy and I want more! Here’s hoping, as I read more of her work, I’ll come across some of these characters and worlds again.
“Is there much paperwork involved in requesting a new muse, or can I do it online?” One of the common misconceptions about muses was that only nine of them existed. Leslie had yet to discover if the Greeks had been trying to control the muses or the other way around. Her question earned one of those out-of-the-corner-of-the-eye looks meant to chill the blood. It didn’t work. Instead, Leslie lifted a finger to tap against her lips.
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