Toasted Cake 214: Another Damn Cottage by Tara Campbell and Well-Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make Fairy Tales by Alethea Kontis

Toasted Cake 214! In which we nope out of the story.

It was another damn cottage, another damn grandmother, frail and helpless, waiting for a handout sent via grandchild.

Tara Campbell's story Another Damn Cottage first appeared in Spelk.

Every mermaid's mother warned against the dangers of rescuing humans.

Alethea Kontis's story Well-Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make Fairy Tales first appeared in Tales of Arilland.

Tara Campbell is a Kimbilio Fellow, a fiction editor at Barrelhouse and an MFA candidate at American University. Prior publication credits include stories at Masters Review, Strange Horizons, and Toasted Cake Podcast; as well as a novel, TreeVolution, and a collection, Circe's Bicycle. Her new book, Midnight at the Organporium, will be released in April 2019. Find her at

Alethea Kontis is a New York Times bestselling author, a princess, and a geek. Author of over twenty books and contributor to over thirty more, her award-winning writing has been published for multiple age groups across all genres. Host of "Princess Alethea's Fairy Tale Rants" and Princess Alethea's Traveling Sideshow every year at Dragon Con, Alethea also narrates for ACX, IGMS, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, and Cast of Wonders. Alethea currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie. Find out more about Princess Alethea and the magic, wonderful world in which she lives here:

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