Multi-talented Leah Cutter is the next author in The Fabulous Familiars Anthology with her short story ‘The Mouse Who Laughed’. Leah writes short stories, long fiction, essays and poems and explores multiple genres such as horror, sci-fi, mystery and fantasy.
She also teaches authors and those who want to self-publish the tricks of the trade and how to make their print books and ebooks look great inside and out with covers and interiors. You can find out about her workshops plus her stories and books at her website http://www.leahcutter.com.
Besides being an accomplished author and a teacher Ms. Cutter is also a guest editor for the Fiction River anthology series of which she has had short stories published. Her work also appears in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery magazine, Tailbones, as well as on the web.
Here is an excerpt from her Fabulous Familiars short story ‘The Mouse Who Laughed’:
As a familiar, Ina expected to bond happily ever after with a single master or mistress.
And certainly not three.
But when her current Master turns on her, attacks her, she breaks the bond and flees for her life.
What’s a poor mouse to do?
If you need a pick-me-up, “The Mouse Who Laughed” fits the bill nicely as a warm fantasy about learning to stand on your own two (or four) feet.