My book beginning this week is from Fiction River, a new anthology series featuring volumes that appear every two month. Each volume has a different theme or genre, and often has a different editor. Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch are the overall series editors, approving the content.
I just received the December 13 edition titled Hex in the City featuring urban fantasy short stories. My beginning is from the third story in the issue, Speechless in Seattle by Lisa Silverthorne. This short story features a wizard whose spell goes a little wrong. Here is the beginning:
"Thunder rumbled through the evening sky as storm clouds rolled off Elliot Bay where Brant Trenerry stood in Kerry Park staff raised, ready to change the world."
Check out the Fiction River web site to see the themes for upcoming issues.