Whimsical, Inquisitive, Quick-Witted
Air is essential for life. The need for air is so important that breathing is instinctual. Yet Air is unstable and capricious, blowing gently as a summer breeze in one moment and blasting with the fury of a tornado in the next. No wonder that tricksters, fairies, and spirits belong to Air just as much as winged creatures. Elusive and ethereal, Air’s denizens are difficult to find and harder to capture.
Brave the ever-changing world of Air with these twenty-one stories and poems, featuring: Rose Strickman; Davian Aw; Mark Bruce; Alexandra Seidel; Damascus Mincemeyer; Cherry Potts; Ellen Huang; Giselle Leeb; Bronwynn Erskine; Kevin Cockle; Elizabeth R. McClellan; Chadwick Ginther; Christa Hogan; Rowena McGowan; Laura VanArendonk Baugh; Alyson Faye; Mara Malins; Sara C. Walker; Elise Forier Edie; Oliver Smith; and Sarah Van Goethem.
“I’m a Rhonda Parrish fan. She collates/curates some of the best and most imaginative anthologies, and her latest – AIR:Sylphs, Spirits, and Swan Maidens is an outstanding example. The stories – incredible flights of fancy – are by turns elegant, puzzling, scary, and lovely”
“I really like this anthology series. You can find very unusual stories and authors here. This book is no exception – there is modern poetry that looks like, prose that reads like poetry and stories that make you think long and hard.”
“I really enjoyed all the stories in this book. Normally in a collection like this I will find a few I do not care for, but not in this one! There are short stories and poems of all sorts from funny to scary. It is definitely worth reading.”