Helen Marshall

Aurora-winning poet Helen Marshall is an author, editor, and bibliophile. Her poetry and fiction have been published in, among others, The Chiaroscuro, Abyss & Apex, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and now Tor.com. Her chapbook of poems Skeleton Leaves (Kelp Queen Press, 2011) won an Aurora Award for Best Speculative Poem, and, in November, she released her debut fiction collection Hair Side, Flesh Side (ChiZine Publications, 2012), an exploration of history, memory and the cost of creating art. She is currently completing a Ph.D in medieval studies at the University of Toronto, for which she spends a great deal of her time staring at fourteenth-century manuscripts.


Sometimes a game, even a sacred game, can have far-reaching consequences. In bear country young Skye learns just how far she is willing to go to play the game properly in order carry on the traditions...