Cynthia Sally Haggard

Cynthia Sally Haggard graduated from Lesley University in June 2015, with an MFA in Creative Writing. She published Thwarted Queen in 2011, which won an Honorable Mention for the 2012 Eric Hoffer Commercial Fiction Award. To date, sales have surpassed $40,000.

Stories by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Lady of Spades

Illustrated by Michael Ilkiw

The mists from the river curl silently, coiling cold tentacles of air up into the sky. Through the silence, I can feel them, almost breathe in the expectations of these young men from around the kingdom that have been summoned, so that I might choose a husband. My father, the King, is recently deceased, so …