Short stories – again, great plane material. But I also enjoyed that these are a different way of looking at McKillip’s work. Most of these stories were not so much about the beautiful language I enjoy so much about her novels, but the stories are still wonderful.
“Undine”- an unexpected, modern take on the undines that come up from streams to trap men. How would they work in the modern world?
“The Twelve Dancing Princesses” – another unexpected take, this time on a well-known tale.
“The Kelpie” – what starts out as a woman needing to figure out how to deal with the men in her life takes an unexpected supernatural turn. (I’m suddenly sensing a theme here.)
I also enjoyed the last tale, which is actually a speech she gave, talking about what inspires her.