The Sweetest Stalk by Scott Gordon
Approx. 8,690 words.
Published on November 16, 2012.
In a distant mire, a princess buries a faery trinket in its murky waters in hopes of luring the goblin prince of her dreams. When her accidental creation emerges from the swamp and causes trouble, the kingdom of Noordük is left wondering what to do.
The Sweetest Stalk is the first of three short stories, culminating with the forthcoming novel Goblin Story.