Winged Things: A Lesbian YA Short Story Collection
Ten YA short stories featuring lesbian heroines--fancy! WINGED THINGS centers around paranormal and fantasy stories--young angels, fairies and werewolves...all of these heroines (and more!) will you find within. More
WINGED THINGS is a bewitching collection of young adult short stories, ranging from paranormal to fantasy, all featuring a lesbian heroine. This collection is part of Project Unicorn, a fiction project that seeks to address the near nonexistence of lesbian main characters in young adult fiction by giving them their own stories.
This collection contains:
- The Gray Road (Magic Realism)
Ever since her brother left, Gillian’s avoided the road they used to walk on together, the dead, eerie, whispering road that finally took him away from her. But when her dog gets loose and runs away, Gillian has no choice but to return to that road and begrudgingly confront the past–and herself.
- Solitary Birds (Science Fiction)
Lonely and depressed, Juliet ran millions of miles away from home: she signed up for a lifetime contract on another planet. Unfortunately, her loneliness traveled with her. But then a mysterious girl gives her a silver kiss beneath the Quipa trees…
- Buffalo Girls (Magic Realism)
Stevie and her father are the last people to live on their street in Buffalo, NY. Stevie thinks the city is dying and can’t wait to leave. But, one night, she sees something very strange in the middle of the street: a buffalo with wings.
- The Bee Telling (Magic Realism)
When Melissa’s mother passes away, her girlfriend Tammie goes with her to tell the bees she’s gone.
- Don’t Eat the Bluebird (Paranormal)
Kate’s girlfriend, Amy, tested positive for “the virus,” and her first change is tonight.
- The Sign of Sapphire (Fantasy)
Adrift on an ark in a drowned world, Hesta waits for her blue jay to return with proof of land. But what she discovers when the earth dries up is a promise that is nothing less than a miracle.
- When We Flew (Fantasy)
The violet-eyed girl falls from the sky, bypassing the village’s heavily guarded gate, and Ola knows, as if by a sixth sense, that her life will never be the same again.
- Aphrodite Has a Daughter (Fantasy)
The jaded goddess Eros, archer of love, finds herself enamored with a mortal girl, though she has never before spoken with her or even glimpsed her face.
- Flower Constancy (Historical)
Charity and her father are at war: every morning, she frees butterflies from his greenhouse, sparing them the fate of being pinned under glass. But a deeper heartache--and an ardent longing--compels her to begin to emerge from the cocoon she and her father have constructed around themselves.
- Unwanted Things (Fantasy)
Maeve starts journaling when her grandfather passes away. She expects to write the boring details of her life...except they're not exactly boring the day she spots a fairy stealing dandelions out of her yard.