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“The Master Conjurer” by Charlie Jane Anders

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Thanks to a loose-lipped friend, Peter’s success casting a consequence free spell reaches the local news. His life is turned upside down as magicians, reporters, and fans all want to know his secret. No one can cast a spell without the inevitable string of bad luck to follow, but Peter doesn’t care. It was a one-time event. He just wants to be left alone in his tiny apart with his happy little dog Dobbs.

The Master Conjurer

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About the Author
Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky. She organizes the Writers With Drinks reading series, and was a founding editor of io9. Her fiction has appeared in Tin House, McSweeney's, ZYZZYVA, Pindeldyboz,, Asimov's Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and a ton of anthologies. Her story "Six Months, Three Days" won a Hugo Award.
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