Maia got her mom a new body for Christmas that year. Her mother's old body was just that: old. She was eroding, melting like a snowwoman in March.
Thrown out of Fairyland for crimes against the Realm, Kyle is a naturalist and anthropologist living in Michigan. He can usually be found in the dunes or forests, turning up logs looking for life. Past incarnations include zookeeper, video game critic, retail manager, stablehand, and writing tutor. His fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Three-Lobed Burning Eye, and Honey & Sulphur.