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The Onmyoji's Wife

The Onmyoji's Wife

The Onmyoji's Wife


Short Story by Kate MacLeod

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ABOUT THIS SHORT STORY


When a demon takes up residence in the princess’s chambers, the onmyoji of Heian-Kyo find themselves fatally outmatched. 

They send for a famed onmyoji from a distant prefecture but his widow Chiaki arrives in his place. How can this old woman succeed where master onmyoji failed?

The head of the order believes her the real power behind her husband, but the young apprentice Kenji suspects Chiaki hides another, deeper secret.

Set in the ornately structured world of tenth century Japan, “The Onmyoji’s Wife” shows just how much power a good marriage can generate.

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.