An otherworldly banquet of contemporary fantasy, dark fairy tales and soft science fiction, Next Curious Thing collects some of Gale’s best short fiction from 2013 to 2018, including ‘In the Beginning, All Our Hands Are Cold’ (Syntax & Salt Editor’s Award winner) and ‘Wrecked’ (Tangent Online Recommended Reading List). Known for her ability to mix the extraordinary with the relatable, darkness with splendour, and heartache with hope, Gale showcases a wide cast of fascinating female and queer characters in the most curious of situations. In addition to its previously published stories, Next Curious Thing features six brand new tales original to this collection.
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About the Author
She has also written several produced stage plays and musicals, including the sold-out How to Direct from Inside at La Mama and Shining Armour at The 1812 Theatre. Her script Time Scraps was a finalist in St Martin's National Playwriting Competition, and Hearts up Sleeves won the Five Minute Play award at Dante's.
When not writing, Ephiny currently works as a Project Coordinator for an application development company. Her previous roles have included coordinating a major arts festival, working as the Association Secretary for the Green Room Awards (Melbourne's premier performing arts awards), nine months as a professional wedding DJ, and working as an executive of a university student association.
Ephiny has a Masters in Arts Management, a red belt in taekwondo, and a passion for psychology, fairy tales, and storytelling in all its forms. She also especially enjoys raspberries, Italian greyhounds, playing board games with friends, and wearing clothes made out of unnatural fabrics.
Table of Contents
In The Beginning, All Our Hands Are Cold
Emelia and the Undrowned
Honey in the Blood
Cavorts With Foxes
The Light Princess
Five Tales of the Rose Palace
One More Time
And The Queen Was Vein
Easy Like Arsenic
All the First Born Children
The Secret Death of Lane Islington
About Ephiny Gale