The stories in the 2011 anthology When the Hero Comes Home examine what happens when the battle is won (or lost) and life returns to normal.  Except that it doesn’t.

The anthology was so well received that editors Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood decided to do a second collection.  Hero 2 will be released in August, 2013.  To see a table of contents, follow this link.

My story, “Vasilissa’s Doll,” returns to one of my favorite sources of inspiration:  Slavic folklore and myth.  The story is narrated by the title character.  Hope you enjoy!