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When I was eight or nine, I devoured The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green in a single day. I’ve been hooked on medieval literature and retellings ever since. Robin Hood, the Arthurian cycle, The Canterbury Tales, the mystics—I love it all. That’s made putting together this issue of Splickety so much fun. I’m thrilled to bring you a collection of flash fiction featuring jousts and quests, a repentant crusader and a hubristic rooster, and the Ladies of the Lake like you’ve never seen them before.
My first love is, and always will be, historical romance. I sometimes think I was born in the wrong era. Maybe I’d fit in better if I walked with Jane Austen or wore lace at my throat and jewels in my hair.
Our Ancient History contest issue is taking you back in time. We have stories about Pharaohs, soldiers, heroes, and a very special one by Genevieve Gavel, who wrote our winning story, Unkhamun Beauty.
As spring pokes its head from the barren ground, I hope these ancient love stories warm your heart and fill your soul.
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