The Leafsmith in Love

Beneath Ceaseless Skies March 2010 Fantasy, 7,500 words
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Jesper, the master Leafsmith of the mechanized arboretum at Holdt Castle, is falling for the playful and innocent Lady Zuhanna, a visiting cousin of the princess. But vain Princess Kanna can't stand to have any man ignore her in favor of another woman, and she's determined to sabotage their courtship. Will the power of Love prove to be mightier than the power of the Crown?

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Reprinted in IN PIECES and THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES.

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