Kate Heartfield

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Kate Heartfield

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The Jack of Diamonds went missing on a cold November night. I was the last person to see him — or at least, the last who was willing to admit it.
He was unusually grave that evening. We sat in the clearing outside his house, warming our hands at his little brazier and watching the smoke rise. The Jack gazed at the coals, his breath curling around his sharp nose, his shoulders hunched in his new, miniver-lined coat. I asked him what the matter was.
“I’m worried about an Ace I know,” he said.

– from The Knave of Lilies, free fiction posted on my website: https://heartfieldfiction.wordpress.com/storie/the-knave-of-lilies/

What I Write

I write speculative fiction, mostly weird fantasy with some science fiction. I’m revising a historical fantasy novel.



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“Their Dead So Near” in Issue 1 of Lackington’s, Feb. 13, 2014.
“The Dentist’s Apprentice” in the Winter 2013 issue of Spellbound.
“Six Aspects of Cath Baduma” in Postscripts to Darkness 4, Oct. 2013.
“For Sale by Owner” in Daily Science Fiction, Aug. 2. 2013.
“Word for Word” in Waylines Magazine, Issue 3, May 2013.
“A Pair of Ragged Claws” in Black Treacle, issue 2, April 2013.
“We Take Care of Our Own” in Blood and Water (anthology edited by Hayden Trenholm, from Bundoran Press, August 2012.)

Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

I want to write and/or revise every day during the Write-a-thon. I’ll be finishing a novel rewrite, writing some new flash fiction and revising some short stories.

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