Micro-interview: Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal’s flash fiction story “Prayer at Dark River” appears in the Fall  2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

Mary is the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her short fiction appears in Strange Horizons, Cosmos and Asimov’s. Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, lives in Portland, OR with her husband Rob and eight manual typewriters. Tor is publishing her debut novel, Shades of Milk and Honey, in 2010. …

IFPMicro-interview: Mary Robinette Kowal

Prayer at Dark River

by Mary Robinette Kowal

Dear Lord in Heaven, O Merciful Father.

Always I have turned to You in prayer when frightened and my first instinct tonight was to kneel upon these old flagstones and beseech you for guidance. My other choice would be to commune with Professor Webb as we wait to see if his sorcery has had effect. Should I pray the American sorcerer has succeeded, so that Guðrun is safe, or should I pray that he fails?

If …

IFPPrayer at Dark River