At last, I am delighted to present "The Steadfast Tin Soldier Issue" of Enchanted Conversation. These eight wonderful works explore love, sacrifice, pain, and a lot of fire. "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" is a sad story, and many of these works are as well, but they also celebrate what it's like to have life, even as "things" like a paper ballerina and a tin soldier.
There's also eye-catching art by Amanda Bergloff, about whom you'll be reading more here at EC. But first, enjoy the unique image she made just for this issue, on this page.
Here we go:
John Soldier, Kiyomi Appleton Gaines
The Spoon's Perspective, Alicia Cole
Unburnished, Rhonda Eikamp
Recycled, Erin Wyble Newcomb
Steadfast, Rebecca Buchanan
The Steadfast Cadet, Luisa Kay Reyes
Happily Ever Afterlife, Jude Tulli
Father Knows Best, Kathy Guttosch