Courtly intrigue in medieval Albion, with a touch of alternate history. One of the ladies in waiting, a seamstress, falls afoul of the Queen, who needles her, and her own revenge is pointed.
- Peter S. Beagle. Underbridge. (The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 6.)
- C.W. Johnson. Beyond the Light Cone. (Interzone #242, September-October 2012)