Beth Bernobich is a reader, writer, mother, and geek. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as Asimov's, Tor.com, Interzone, and Strange Horizons. Her novels include the River of Souls trilogy (fantasy, Tor Books), The Time Roads (alternate history, Tor Books), and Fox and Phoenix (YA, Viking Books).
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Pig, Crane, Fox
The king of Lóng City has declared a contest—whoever performs three impossible tasks gets to marry his daughter, the Princess Lian, as well as winning a lot of money. Kai the street rat doesn't want the princess, but he does want the money. Then he finds out the princess has her own ideas about this contest.
A short story originally published in Magic in the Mirrorstone.
A Handful of Pearls & Other Stories
A Handful of Pearls & Other Stories collects nine stories by award-winning author Beth Bernobich, ranging from fantasy to SF to the unclassified. These tales include gender-bending aliens, escaped slaves in an alternate Haiti, a pre-teen arthropod and his dog, and a woman who might, nor might not, be Medusa.
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