Dianne Williams

Dianne Williams lives in Lawrence, Kansas. She grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries and classic science fiction. She once dreamed of being an astronaut. Or maybe a lawyer. Or an artist. She settled for being as many of them as she could all at once through fiction writing.

Hero Day

The bells in the towers rang out through the kingdom on the first anniversary of evil vanquished. From behind reinforced palace walls dripping with spikes and arrow slots, the queen heard music drift up from the town. “The townspeople celebrate our success,” she said offhandedly as her dresser laid out the day’s finery. “Yes ma’am. […]

The Strength of Winter

There was too much summer in Winter when she met the other queens. Blackberry wine burned her stomach as Summer and Autumn approached, pale in the blue light of her palace. Summer shivered in her cotton dress, her sandaled feet ankle deep in snow. Winter understood the bitter touch of ice. Her wife was dead. […]

At the Edge of the World

At the Edge of the World Dave thought it was a Tuesday when the stranger came. He’d tried to keep track, but it was hard. He was certain he’d missed days in his counting. There was no work week without civilization to insist on it. The world was gone and the only time that still […]

Help My Elf

Please, Please, Please Help My Elf This project is fully-funded. Amount requested: $100 Amount raised: $1,225.18 Backers: 1 Hello and welcome to my Crowdfunder. My name is Bethany and I am asking for between a hundred and two hundred dollars to help my elf. Every year in December my elf, Mr. Sparkles, comes to my […]

Spelunking

On days where a field trip is required I always find a new dress in my closet. Treasure will be found if you only get off your couch and dig for it beneath the cushions. 5 17 18 24 93 It was an oddly specific fortune cookie. But when one of the kids in my […]