This is a short story that is a fairytale mash-up done for the anthology, Upon a Once Time, from Air and Nothingness Press. It combines two Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales, “The Red Shoes” and “The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf,” and tells them with a cyberpunk spin that turns hopepunk. It was influenced by Sarah Pinsker’s excellent class on applying songwriting techniques to your fiction.
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