Dancers With Red Shoes
by Melissa Yuan-Innes
When magical creatures need a cure, they journey to the Wizard's Hospital.
On a sweltering day in July, a pair of red shoes dance in the tower of the Wizard's Hospital. Leah Chang, the wizard's apprentice, brings the shoes to audition for the Royal Academy of Magical Ballet.
Originally published in The Dragon and the Stars, the 2011 Aurora Award-winning anthology.