"The Greggs Family Zoo of Odd and Marvelous Creatures"
Short story featured in
One Horn to Rule Them All: A Purple Unicorn Anthology
edited by Lisa Mangum
When Alice is sent to live on her grandparents' farm in Nebraska, she discovers that their neighbor, John Greggs, keeps a farm full of odd and dysfunctional creatures. Greggs takes Alice on as a farmhand, and she discovers that all discarded things have a place in the world.
Unicorns, with their single ivory horn, are elusive and magical creatures of myth. Yet even more elusive are the purple unicorns. First sighted at the Superstars Writing Seminar, their legend has grown year after year until it could only be contained in this anthology. Nineteen storytellers, including Peter S. Beagle, Todd McCaffrey, and Jody Lynn Nye, as well as new and rising authors, invite us into worlds both near and far, across a desert oasis, a pet shop, a Comic-Con exhibition floor, and more, and show us the many variations of purple unicorns, from the imaginary to the actual—and one very memorable half-unicorn, half-potato. One Horn to Rule Them All is an unforgettable collection of imagination and creativity. So, saddle up, and take a ride beyond the rainbow. All profits benefit the Superstars Writing Seminar Scholarship Fund.