Tuesday, July 18, 2017


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Equus, edited by Rhonda Parrish
SO THIS WAS LAUNCHED TODAY, Equus, an anthology edited by Rhonda Parrish about all things equine, whimsical, fantastic, horrific, or what have you. My short story, Ladies Day, is featured in it. How would I describe Ladies Day? Historical Fantasy, set in a magical Edwardian England during the running of the Ascot. Think ridiculously big hats, champagne, and Norwegian countesses who cheat. (Gasp!) Also, Oxford dons and blue stocking heroines who make things right. Hopefully you'll find the story a fun read. I had a lot of fun writing it.

Here's one review I've already seen by T.R. North: 

"Equus has its share of horror, magical realism, high fantasy, and borderline science fiction, with no two tales having quite the same flavor; if one isn’t quite your cup of tea, the next is right there for you to try. Angela Rega’s unexpectedly wrenching “The Horse Witch” rubs shoulders with Cat McDonald’s bitter tribute to female anger in “The Last Ride of Hettie Richter,” and Susan MacGregor’s elegant trifle "Ladies Day" stands next to M.L.D Curelas’s white-knuckled science-fantasy mash-up “Neither Snow, nor Rain, nor Heat-Ray.” (Ladies Day as an 'elegant trifle'? Pretty much what I had in mind! Thank you, T.R. North.)

Here's a portion of another review by Barbara Tomporowski, where she mentions Ladies Day, among other stories: Ladies Day” by Susan MacGregor is one of the most enjoyable tales, since each major character – from the perceptive, responsible Cassandra to the odious Lord Henry Dinglecrumb – have their own voice." (Thank you, Barbara. High praise.)

If you love horses, know someone who does, or are otherwise interested in purchasing a great anthology, it's available for $12.95 US through World Weaver Press. Here's the link: Equus Anthology, World Weaver Press. 

If you read it, let me know what you think!

- Susan.

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