“Nightfall in the Scent Garden” is up today.
This is one of several stories I’ve written about unrequited love: in this case, the love a teenaged lesbian feels for her best friend, who is straight. It’s also about the Queen of Faerie, who you do not want to meet. And most of all, it’s about bargains, and how we don’t always know what we’re giving up.
The scent garden is a real place which I visited as a child–I’ve been meaning to set a story there for ages, and I finally found the right one.