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Trifle

Trifle

Trifle


Short Story by Kate MacLeod

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ABOUT THIS SHORT STORY


Enid, the baker’s daughter, married a lord. All thanks to a very special cake recipe.

Now a widow, she lives alone with her grown son. She runs his household with all the skill she learned as a baker’s daughter combined with the grace she learned as a noble lady. She loves it, but nothing lives forever, not even talented mothers who bake special cakes. 

Her son needs a wife. And the errant king arrives that very day, his three marriageable daughters in tow. 

Time to bake a cake sweet enough to win a princess’s heart. It all depends on Enid’s skill, and on the potency of her secret ingredient.

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.