Ekaterina and the Firebird
by Abra Staffin Wiebe
Edited by Liz Gorinsky
Cover Artist: Anna and Elena Balbusso
Review by Sam Tomaino
Tor.com Online Story
Date: 29 January 2014
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"Ekaterina and the Firebird" by Abra Staffin Wiebe -+- Ekaterina has just celebrated her 14th birthday and it has been wonderful. She even flirted with a boy to the disapproval of her nurse. That night, she sees a firebird in her family's orchard and runs to catch it. She does catch up with it and they talk before the bird flies off. She falls asleep in the forest and the next morning her life has changed. Good little fairy story.