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“The Huntsman” by Megan Arkenberg

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In a Dystopian world of Faery women and magical creatures is a Huntsman fighting for his life. He has fallen for Queenie and her electrifying violet eyes and terra cotta black skin. She mesmerizes him. He dreams of her, even though his dreams are never really just that. A faery woman threatens to take the Huntsman’s heart, rip it out of his chest. “A heart for a heart” is the only deal she’s willing to make. Coming to grips with his own identity and the true identity of Queenie, the woman he had loved, the Huntsman fights to survive.

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About the Author
Megan Arkenberg's short fiction has appeared in over fifty magazines and anthologies, including Asimov's, Shimmer, Lightspeed, and Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year. She has been the editor of the fantasy e-zine Mirror Dance since 2008 and was recently the nonfiction editor for Queers Destroy Horror!, a special issue of Nightmare Magazine. Megan currently lives in Northern California, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in English literature. Visit her online at
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