Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scam Artistry

Traditionally each SWORD & SORCERESS anthology ends with a short, funny story. But in 2008, when I was editing SWORD & SORCERESS 23, I didn't get anything that qualified.

I had invited Mercedes Lackey to send me a story, and she said that she didn't have time to write one. But when I was desperate, she agreed to help. I sent her a first draft, based on incidents I had seen a few times in San Francisco, and she rewrote it, producing "Scam Artistry"--funny and under 1000 words long.

"Scam Artistry" is available for Kindle and Nook.