This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2015 challenge.
“You’re not deceiving anyone, you know.”
Ellen Kushner writes so well that though the story didn’t really interest me I still devoured it in one sitting and enjoyed it.
The story is about a young competitive american swords women in the 60’s France learning fencing at a summer school. She runs into a mysterious man fencing one night. To say any more about the plot and I would have to find the spoiler tag.
The girl seemed rather isolated and sheltered and I am not quite sure why it was set in the 60’s?
I read this book after reading Swordspoint (Riverside, #1) & The Privilege of the Sword (Riverside, #2) by Ellen Kushner which I really enjoyed – I realised that one of her short stories was in one of the collections I owned, so my expectations were rather high.
Published: 2014 part of Games Creatures Play
Read: August 4th
Format: Free online fiction
The author: white, female, USA
The protagonist: female, teenager, able bodied