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Blood and Ink

Blood and Ink

Blood and Ink


Short Story by Kate MacLeod

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ABOUT THIS SHORT STORY


Sequestered behind screens, shielded from the world, Shiori hates the life of a noblewoman in Heian-Kyo.

She endlessly paints the mountain home she misses. She longs to convey all, the sights and sounds and even the smells.

Then she finds a most evocative technique, one that costs her dear.

A story from the ornately structured world of tenth century Japan about an unusually committed artist.

ABOUT KATE MACLEOD


Kate MacLeod lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a cat, although they may head further north soon, as the winters in Minnesota just don’t get cold enough anymore.

Her short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Stranger Horizons, Abyss & Apex, A Fly in Amber, Aoife’s Kiss, Beyond Centauri and Allegory as well as the Warrior Wisewoman 2 anthology.

Her short story “Din Ba Din” was an honorable mention in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: 31st Edition as well as The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2014 and was on Locus magazine’s recommended reading list for 2013 and is will be appearing in the Bulgarian magazine Terra Fantastica.