Kim Antieau

Biography

Kim Antieau has had dozens of short stories and essays published, along with many novels, including Coyote Cowgirl, Church of the Old Mermaids, Ruby's Imagine, The Fish Wife, Her Frozen Wild, and The Jigsaw Woman. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest most of the time and in the Sonoran Desert some of the time, with her husband, writer Mario Milosevic.

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Books

Queendom: Feast of the Saints
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 118,650. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hundreds of years after The Fall, life in the nation state of Queendom remains idyllic and lively. All is well in this paradise for creatives until a new chef arrives to practice the Unified Field Theory of Spices and the former queen returns with disruptive plans of her own. A seductive tale of love and betrayal and an epic saga of empire and family brought to the brink of destruction.
Maternal Instincts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,840. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An impulsive ex-cop with her share of troubles, Katie Kelly always relies on her instincts. When an 11-year-old kidnapped girl begs Katie for help, she grabs the girl and runs. They quickly plunge into a perilous game of cat and mouse, where family secrets and moneyed interests make a deadly combination. And telling the bad guys from the good guys could mean the difference between life and death.
Whackadoodle Times Two
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,490. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the course of 48 hours, screenwriter Brooke McMurphy gets involved in a robbery, juggles multiple blackmailers, receives advice from a freaked out wild seal, and, oh yeah, is up against a deadline for the sequel to the most successful zombie movie of all time. Throw in a homegrown natural disaster, and you’ve got a sure-fire hit sequel any producer would be a fool not to green-light.
Certified: Learning to Repair Myself and the World in the Emerald City
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,770. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Acclaimed author Kim Antieau returns to school in Seattle to learn sustainable food systems and permaculture methods. But something happens on the way to getting her certificate. She learns about herself, the world, and her place in it. And it’s nothing she ever expected. Join Kim as she recounts her adventures and misadventures on the road to getting certified.
Answering the Creative Call
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,950. Language: American English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Most of us hear the call to create. But sometimes our will falters. This inspiring book shows you how to set the stage for your creativity and get your mind right. Kim reveals the secrets of perseverance and cultivating a can-do attitude. With practical advice on how to get started and how to keep going, this luminous book will enhance all aspects of your creative life.
Under the Tucson Moon
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,730. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
For nine winters, writer Kim Antieau traveled to the Sonoran Desert where she wrote novels and a series of deeply personal essays about borderlands: those in-between places where creativity thrives or dies, those places profane or sacred, joyful or despairing. These pieces provide a unique window into the life of a creative artist as she writes about nature, illness, healing, family, and more.
Good Neighbors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Deputy CeeCee Connor thinks she has seen it all—until she flattens some thing with her squad car—some thing that is alive and not from this world. Things are going haywire all over: It's raining cats, dogs, and salmon, mythological creatures are out and about, and three children have disappeared into Fairy Hill. It's up to CeeCee to save her town and all its residents, human and unhuman.
The Monster's Daughter
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,110. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Dr. Frankenstein's monster has a daughter, and the monster lives—happily—with his daughter, Emily, in the Old West, where even the monstrous can make a life and a fortune—until one day a bad man kidnaps Emily, and everything changes.
The Rift
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,360. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Maggie lives on the edge of Tucson where she edits technical manuals and creates medicine from desert plants until one morning when she hears her dead dog barking, a stranger shows up in her driveway, and an unexplainable rift appears in the land, separating Maggie and her neighbors from the rest of the world.
Ruby's Imagine
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,890. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Ruby Butterfly, this jeweled metamorphosis of a cattypillar, landed on a bright green wisteria leaf like some kind of winged oracle and looked straight at me . . .We understood each other down deep to our transfigured and transforming cellular parts, and I knew the Big Oaks had told Ruby Butterfly and now she was letting me in on the not-so-secret secret: a storm was coming.
The Old Mermaids Book of Days and Nights: A Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Old Sea, the New Desert, and Beyond
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 23,920. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Kim Antieau guides you through a year of wisdom, humor, beauty, inspiration, and love in these daily quotes from her own writings featuring the Old Mermaids and other wise and mystical characters from her books. See what gifts Grand Mother Yemaya Mermaid, Sister Laughs A Lot Mermaid, Mother Star Stupendous Mermaid, Sister Sheila Na Giggle Mermaid, and others have to share with you all year long.
The Desert Siren
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,310. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
After Consuelo Johnson's husband leaves her, she comes awake to her true soul-full life by searching for a herd of mythical "sea" horses on her land in the Arizona borderlands.
Whackadoodle Times
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,370. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Brooke’s well-constructed dysfunctional life in Hollywood begins to unravel when a homeless woman knocks on her door and the studio asks her to sex up her husband’s script for Zombie Town, the movie he believes will save the world. Then there’s the raging wildfires, earthquakes, & zombies, oh my! It may be just another week in Hollywood, but it could be the most important week of Brooke’s life.
Butch
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Anything can happen in the weird & wonderful town of Santa Tierra, NM, in 1918, where Butch McLean protects the residents of Wayward Ranch, finds lovin’ in the arms and up the skirts of her beloved Angel, and keeps one step ahead of the possibly supernatural jaguar who may or may not be stalking her. Come hell or high water, Butch will rescue any dude or damsel in distress with humor and aplomb.
Jewelweed Station
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,370. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
After Callie’s parents die in an accident near their plantation in Virginia, the 17-year-old returns home to find that she is a ward of her loathsome aunt and uncle. She plays the part of the fool until she can figure out how to save herself and her home. Can she outsmart her nefarious relatives and help escaping slaves or will one more family secret destroy everything Callie knows and loves?
Tales Fabulous and Fairy, Volume 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,830. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Enter the enchanting and exotic world of Kim Antieau’s imagination in these eight stories inspired by classic folk and fairy tales. This collection includes: “Foundling,” “Seeing Pink,” “Briar Rose,” “Dragon Pearl,” “Rose Red and Snow White,” “The Señorita and the Cactus Thorn,” “The Raven Sisters,” and “A Strange Attractor.”
Mourning Period
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Calder moves from Boston to the Oregon coast to be alone and mourn the recent death of his wife, Tara. Only he is not alone: Tara is haunting him. At first this comforts him. But then things begin to change. Includes bonus story: “The Girl in the Red Coat.”
The Girl in the Red Coat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Bus driver Ed Samuels is tired of working overtime just because someone is killing women in Ann Arbor. Why is it his problem? One night he refuses to wait for a woman who is trying to get to the bus stop. The next morning he hears on the news that another woman has disappeared. Is it the same woman? The same woman he now sees everywhere he goes? Includes bonus story: “Mourning Period.”
Sister Faye Mermaid and the Sleeping Beauties
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
The Old Sea dried up and the Old Mermaids washed up on the shores of the New Desert and created a new home and a new life. In the midst of all of this one night, Sister Faye Mermaid cannot sleep and wonders what this new life will mean for her. (These Old Mermaids first appeared in Church of the Old Mermaids. This story is from The First Book of Old Mermaids Tales.)
Entangled Realities
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,770. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Short story masters Kim Antieau and Mario Milosevic combine their talents in this extraordinary collection of fantastic tales. These stories originally appeared in Asimov’s SF, Twilight Zone Magazine, Shadows, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Interzone, and The Clarion Awards.
The Involuted Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When the widower Ebbers volunteers to participate in a drug experiment to enhance memory, all Ebbers wants is to remember his life with his wife, even though the scientists warn him that he may be getting more than he bargained for.
A Leash of Lovers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Samuel and Richard have been together for centuries, bound by the disease that makes them vampires. One evening, they meet their new neighbor, Caroline, and everything changes. This story was originally published in Tomorrow: Speculative Fiction.
Occupant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Peter Gibson wants to be alone. He leaves his girlfriend and his job in California to become the great American writer living in a small town in New England. But Peter soon learns that being anonymous and alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. This story was originally published in the anthology Doom City edited by Charles L. Grant.
Queen of the Boneyard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Star is tired of her life with her mother on the carnival circuit. Her father is long gone after beating both Star and her mother some years back. The only bright spots in Star’s life are her memories of Grandma Macha—and those were beginning to fade—and her boyfriend Dragon. When Star’s mother picks up another dangerous stranger, can Star remember her true nature before it’s too late?
Sarah, Unbound
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » General
Sarah panics when she has a dream about her young client, Paul, who is in therapy after he saw his mother kill herself. What if she is really like her father and brother, both of them child-molesters? Sarah must learn to free herself from her past so she can save herself and young Paul. (This was originally published in the anthology Borderlands 2.)
Windows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Members of the mission to the planet Perez need to determine if the sloth-like native Perans are intelligent. Everyone except Beth, the mission translator, wants to finish the job and move on. When she decides to “go native,” she puts everyone, including the Perans, in danger. Then it’s up to Castillo, the mission protection agent, to decide the fate of the Perans. Is it too late to save Beth?
Hollows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Faith lives alone on the Oregon coast after the tragic death of her husband Jack. She is like a ghost in her own home until a strange young man shows up on her doorstep. (This story was originally published in Weird Tales.)
Swans in Winter
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,230. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
India Lake’s soul mate just might be Benjamin Swan, the mysterious photographer taking pictures of her beloved swans at Turtle Pond. But Benjamin harbors secrets and when a shadowy lumber company threatens Turtle Pond, India doesn’t know who to trust. With grit and determination India stands up for the wild in this soaring tale of friendship and hope in a crusade to save the land India loves.
Blossoms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Mara is dying, the victim of a painful disease that has fused her bones together. Only in free fall can she move without pain. As a zero-G dancer on a space station, Mara meets a mysterious Japanese gardener and his cat, Magic. People say he can fix anything. Can he heal Mara or is it too late?
Bloodletting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Things started going badly for Anna after the car accident. For one thing, she started noticing all the strange things happening in her community: People were killing one another. For another thing, Anna’s blood was beginning to talk to her, and she did not like what it was saying.
Cariño
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cully and Jake welcome into their home David, a refugee fleeing from the atrocities in El Salvador. Cully feels an inexplicable kinship with David who has lost most of his family in the bloody war. But is he safe with them on the Oregon coast, so far from his homeland?
Desire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
She comes to stay at the lighthouse keeper’s old home because the ghosts of the place have been calling her for many years; now she’s ready to hear what they have to say. The ghosts do begin appearing, only they don’t act like they’re dead at all. As she follows the lives of these women who have been dead a hundred years or more, she begins to come alive again.
At a Window Facing West
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
On a vacation in Mexico, Maggie has no patience for her fearful brother-in-law until one night when she witnesses something that changes her life forever. Now she is afraid, too. But will facing her fears be the beginning of her healing or the end of her life? (This story first appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.)
Hauntings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Kate Hein keeps hearing someone calling her name in the old farmhouse where she lives alone. Is the place haunted or is something wrong with her? One night a group of ghostly figures shimmer into view. They’re sitting around a table at what looks like a séance—and they’re calling Kate Hein’s name.
Cycles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
She won’t eat. Her mother and grandmother try to get her to eat something, but she refuses. If she doesn’t eat, maybe the thing growing inside of her will die. She is not her mother or her grandmother, despite appearances to the contrary. One way or another she will change her family’s cycles.
Fractures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Adam loves Lina and Lina loves Adam. Unfortunately, Lina is one of three personalities inhabiting the body of Teresa who is growing increasingly unhappy with her life. She wants Lina and Nick (the third personality) gone. On top of that, Lina keeps talking about her long dead love Russell. Everyone seems haunted by their pasts. Or is something more ghostly going on?
The Mark of the Beast
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
On his way to M. Garnier’s chateau, Jean-Jacques Rieux gets lost in the forest and is rescued by a mysterious woman who turns out to be Garnier’s much younger wife, Marie. Garnier claims she has the mark of the beast on her because her parents were killed by werewolves. As Rieux observes Garnier’s cruel treatment of his wife, he begins to wonder which one of them is the beast.
Trudging to Eden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Erin Ryan is hired by a rich and powerful woman to find her kidnapped genetically altered son, Benjamin Grey, who can “sing like an angel.” Ryan and her partner Walker are soon tracking Benjamin across the galaxy. As they get closer to finding him, Ryan begins to wonder if Benjamin Grey might be the cure she’s been seeking for all of her life. (short story)
Out of the Womb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Carey lives on the generation spaceship Mercury with her parents and thousands of other space travelers. Her parents are Colonists who believe they have a right to leave the ship and colonize a habitable planet. The Counselors, who make the laws and govern the ship, refuse to let anyone go. Negotiations break down between the two sides. Soon violence erupts, and Carey’s life is changed forever.
Her Frozen Wild
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 88,420. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » General
On a quest to unravel the mystery of why a 2,500 year old "mummy" uncovered in Siberia has her DNA, archaeologist Ursula Smith learns that the fate of the ancient shapeshifting People is in her hands and she must travel through the timeless caves to save them and the man she loves—even if it costs her her life.
The Gaia Websters
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,640. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In a desolate future 300 years after The Fall, Gloria Stone manages to carve out a good life for herself as her town’s healer. But when sinister forces ally against her, she must use every skill at her disposal to survive and keep her community whole. And nothing can prepare her for the ultimate shocking revelation about the nature of her world and her own being.
Sister Ruby Rosarita Mermaid and the Storytelling Soup
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
When the Old Sea dries up and the Old Mermaids find themselves on the New Desert, Sister Ruby Rosarita Mermaid discovers she can cook soups. And not just any soups, but soups infused with magic, joy, love, and sustenance. When the Peppermans come to live in the desert and the Javelina Conflict erupts, Sister Ruby discovers her soup is more magical than even she could ever have imagined.
The First Book of Old Mermaids Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,710. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
THE OLD MERMAIDS left the disappearing Old Sea and stepped onto the New Desert where they exchanged their finware for skinware. With barely a backward glance, the mysterious and mystical Old Mermaids began building their sanctuary from earth, water, straw, and their own breath. These tales remind us of the beauty all around us.
The Making of an Indie Writer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Essay » Literature, Essay » Author profile
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Kim Antieau published 6 novels with major publishers over 15 years. But when she finished her latest, The Fish Wife, she chose to publish it herself. Why would she do this? In a word: freedom. Indie publishing gives her the freedom to write what she wants and bring it directly to her readers. This essay explains how she embraced indie publishing and what it means for indie readers everywhere.
The Fish Wife: an Old Mermaids Novel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,890. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
An ancient Irish curse holds Sara O'Broin in its grip. After she is forced to become Cormac MacDougal's fish wife to save herself and her unborn child, she calls on the forces of nature to destroy her village. She washes up on the shore of a new world where she struggles to remember the ways of her ancient mer ancestors. Can Sara outrun the curse, or will it finally be her undoing?
The Blue Tail
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,180. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Serena Blue wants to be a normal teen. Then one night she gets drunk and her boyfriend beats her. She travels with her family to Oregon where she begins heal, next to the ocean, listening to stories of the Old Mermaids. When her grandmother reveals that she herself was once a mermaid, Serena isn’t sure what is reality and what is delusion. Can she embrace her true wild self before it's too late?
Sister Bea Wilder Mermaid & the Carved Bird
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Sister Bea Wilder Mermaid is restless after the Old Mermaids walk out of the Old Sea and into the New Desert. She wanders the desert near the Old Mermaids Sanctuary. She can’t seem to find peace or rest until she meets Annie, the Woman Who Loves Birds. Annie knows almost everything. She can even hear a spider spinning her web, and she was once called the Woman Who Loves Giants.
The Jigsaw Woman
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,820. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Keelie is created from the bodies of three different women to be a plaything for her doctor. Not satisfied with this life, she sets out to find one of her own, embarking upon an amazing quest that takes her through the Inquisition and back to matrifocal times. Guided by the counsel of the mercurial goddess Eriskegal, she uncovers the primordial truths that are buried within each of us.
Deathmark
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,310. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
16-year-old Michael and his mother have been running from the Shadow Woman for as long as Michael can remember. Every time they begin to settle in somewhere, the Shadow Woman shows up and people start to die. This time, Michael doesn't want to run. But can he protect the people around him, especially if he is the mark of death for everything and everyone he loves?
Storm Poet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
It hasn’t rained in Michigan in weeks. Billy Forché’s parents are worried they will lose their farm. Billy is glad when his rainmaker uncle Andrew comes to the farm to dry out and bring rain. Billy’s father thinks it’s all fairy tales and nonsense, but Billy and his mother hope the storm poet can do his magic and save them all. (This story originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction magazine)
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