If the story has given you any pleasure, think kindly of the man who wrote it, and also try to find a little kindness for the man who has rearranged it for you. But if on the other hand we have only succeeded in boring you, please believe that we did not do so on purpose.Alessandro Manzoni, The Betrothed.
Julia August likes history and fantasy, often together. Her short fiction has appeared in Places We Fear To Tread, Apparition Lit, The Dark (twice!), Women Destroy Fantasy!, Unlikely Story’s Journal of Unlikely Academia, PodCastle, Lackington’s Magazine, Kaleidotrope and elsewhere. You can find out more about her longer fiction here.