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This is a list of all McKillip’s short stories in release date order. Click any story name to see more information about it! Click another to close the first and see the next. Book covers link to larger images.

The Harrowing of the Dragon of Hoarsbreath

Released in 1982

First published in Elsewhere Volume 2, edited by Terri Winding & Mark Allan Arnold.  It was also printed with The Throme of the Erril of SherillMasterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder, edited by David Hartwell, and Harrowing the Dragon.

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A Matter of Music

Released in 1984

First published in Elsewhere Volume III, edited by Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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A Troll and Two Roses

Released in 1985

First published in Faery!, edited by Terri Windling, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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The Old Woman and the Storm

Released in 1985

First published in Imaginary Lands, edited by Robin McKinley, also in Wonders of the Invisible World

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Baba Yaga and the Sorcerer's Son

Released in 1986

First published in Dragons and Dreams, edited by Jane Yolen, Martin H. Greenburg, and Charles Waugh, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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The Doorkeeper of Khaat

Released in 1990

First published in Full Spectrum 2, edited by Lou Aronica, Shawna McCarthy, Amy Stout, and Patrick LoBrutto, also in Wonders of the Invisible World

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Fortune's Children

Released in 1990

Published in Tales of the Witch World 3.

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Moby James

Released in 1991

Published in 2041, edited by Jane Yolen.

2041 book cover
The Fellowship of the Dragon

Released in 1992

First published in After the King, edited by Martin Greenberg
also in A Dragon-Lover’s Treasury of the Fantastic, edited by Margaret Weis, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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Lady of the Skulls

Released in 1992

First published in Strange Dreams, edited by Stephen R. Donaldson, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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Ash, Wood, Fire

Released in 1993

First published in The Women’s Press Book of New Myth and Magic, edited by Helen Windrath, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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The Stranger

Released in 1993

First published in Temporary Walls, edited by Greg Ketter and Robert Garcia, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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XMas Cruise

Released in 1993

First published in Christmas Forever, edited by David G. Hartwell, also in Wonders of the Invisible World

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The Snow Queen

Released in 1993

First published in Snow White, Blood Red, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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Something Rich and Strange

Released in 1994

First published in Something Rich and Strange, also in Dreams of Distant Shores

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Transmutations

Released in 1994

First published in Xanadu 2, edited by Jane Yolen, also in The Years Best Fantasy and Horror, 8th Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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The Lion and the Lark

Released in 1995

First published in The Armless Maiden, edited by Terri Windling, also in The Years Best Fantasy and Horror, 9th Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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Wonders of the Invisible World

Released in 1995

First published in Full Spectrum 5, edited by Jennifer Hershey, Tom Dupree, and Janna Silverstein; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

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The Witches of Junket

Released in 1996

First published in Sisters in Fantasy 2, edited by Susan Shwartz & Martin Greenberg, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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Star-Crossed

Released in 1997

First published in Shakespearean Whodunnits, edited by Mike Ashley, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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Oak Hill

Released in 1998

First published in The Essential Bordertown, edited by Terri Windling and Delia Sherman; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

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A Gift To Be Simple

Released in 1999

First published in Not Of Woman Born, edited by Constance Ash, also in Wonders of the Invisible World

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Voyage Into the Heart

Released in 1999

First published in Voyages, for the 1999 World Fantasy Convention, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

 
Toad

Released in 1999

First published in Silver Birch, Blood Moon, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, also in Harrowing the Dragon.

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Released in 2000

First published in A Wolf At the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

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Hunter's Moon

Released in 2002

First published in The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

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Byndley

Released in 2003

First published in Firebirds, edited by Sharyn November; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

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Undine

Released in 2004

First published in The Faery Reel, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, also in Wonders of the Invisible World

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The Gorgon in the Cupboard

Released in 2004

First published in To Weave a Web of Magic, edited by Susan Allison, also in Dreams of Distant Shores

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Out of the Woods

Released in 2004

First published in Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy by Al Sarrantonio; that was broken up into two paperbacks. The McKillip story is in the second one,  Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy 2. It was also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

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The Kelpie

Released in 2005

First published in The Fair Folk, edited by Marvin Kaye; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

Jack O'Lantern

Released in 2006

First published in Firebirds Rising, edited by Sharyn November; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

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Naming Day

Released in 2007

First published in Wizards: Magical Tales, edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

The Fortune-Teller

Released in 2007

First published in The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

Which Witch

Released in 2012

First published in Under My Hat, edited by Jonathan Strahan, also in Dreams of Distant Shores

Dreams of Distant Shores book cover
Knight of the Well

Released in 2012

First published in A Book of Wizards, edited by Marvin Kaye; also published in Wonders of the Invisible World

Weird

Released in 2013

First published in Unconventional Fantasy, edited by Peggy Rae Sapienza, Jean Marie Ward, Bill Campbell, and Sam Lubell for Worldcon, also in Dreams of Distant Shores

Mer

Released in 2016

First published in Dreams of Distant Shores

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Edith and Henry go Motoring

Released in 2016

First published in Dreams of Distant Shores

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Alien

Released in 2016

First published in Dreams of Distant Shores

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