Title: The Queen of Hats
Author: Ysabeau S. Wilce
In: Mad Hatters and March Hares (Ellen Datlow)
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Easy reading, Fantasy
Dates read: 7th March 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: Where am I going to find actors out here?
The little tamale girl seems to be going on the adventure of a lifetime. And performing in a play to boot.
I loved the jumpiness of this story. Each mini chapter (about a page each) a completely new and different adventure. Each almost its own story. Something that is really reminiscent of the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
This short story takes you on a kind of whirlwind adventure that culminates in that famous moment of “off with your head”. I’m not entirely sure if the off with your head bit gets followed through with… but I kind of like to imagine that it does. Because that’s where my head is at at the moment… that, and it just feels a fitting end to a jumpy story. It seems entirely like fantasy, until the moment that somebody’s head gets taken off… it seems like a great ending.
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