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“Billy Small” short story in Stone Crowns Magazine issue 2


A short dispatch to say I’m delighted to have my story, “Billy Small” in the second issue of Stone Crowns Magazine. And Meredith Jaeger made an illustration for the piece! So special to see.

I enjoyed the first issue so much I had to submit! This one too is full of great stuff for young adult readers. So have at it! It’s a totally free download.

Here’s how “Billy Small” starts:

“Billy was the smallest kid in town. His parents and his grandmother who lived with them called him Mr. Peebles after the world’s tiniest cat. His peers just called him shrimp.”


Read the rest and the other pieces here.