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The Mouse Queen

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The Mouse Queen

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Author: Camilla Grudova
Publisher: Original English publication, 2017

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Horror
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Nominated for the Shirley Jackson Best Short Fiction award. This short story originally appeared in the collection The Doll's Alphabet (2017) and then in the anthology Year's Best Weird Fiction: Volume 5 (2018), edited by Michael Kelly and Robert Shearman.

Two Latin graduates are struggling after an unplanned pregnancy resulting in twins. The mother is abandoned by her husband (he accuses her of having sex with ancient pagan gods); she begins turning into a wolf every night after reading the twins their bedtime story.


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