March 2nd, 2008

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[fiction] "The Angel's Daughter"

I'm continuing to post reprints of my fiction here on this blog. Watch for the tag "fiction," as in http://jaylake.livejournal.com/tag/fiction.

The current installment in this series is my short story "The Angel's Daughter". At 1,200 words, this originally appeared in the August, 2004 issue of Realms of Fantasy, then reprinted in Fantasy: The Best of 2004 Amazon ]. If you like the story, please consider subscribing to Realms of Fantasy.




The Angel's Daughter



by Jay Lake


Listen, everyone understands that an angel's merest fingernail paring is more beautiful than the fairest princess. Even the camels know that the hairs caught in an angel's brush are more lovely than all the Queens of Air and Darkness. Imagine then how exquisite the angel's daughter was, born of that holy beauty to live upon this earth. If you can imagine it, so could every prince and satrap from here to Samarkand and back again.

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© 2004, 2008, Joseph E. Lake Jr.


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[personal] Home, home again

Back from Potlatch. That was a wonderful time. I read "The Sky that Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and Into the Black" just as the con was ending, and (hopefully) got a decent recording of it.

lasirenadolce and I took the_child out to dinner. She'd walked a five-miler with tillyjane, and found her way onto the roof. She'd also written me a story about her day, and spent part of her evening working on a longer story about two children living in the nineteenth century.

Off to Rainforest Writers Village Thursday, then Orlando Sunday night.