A Guide for Young Ladies Entering the Service of the Fairies, by Rosamund Hodge

in The Hanging Garden, March 2016

I. This is the lie they will use to break you: no one else has ever loved this way before. 

II. Choose wisely which court you serve. Light or Dark, Summer or Winter, Seelie or Unseelie: they have many names, but the pith of the choice is this: a poisoned flower or a knife in the dark?