Welcome to Stories Under Paris

There are more than 300 stations in the Paris Métro. They are named for artists, writers, battles, châteaux, bridges, politicians, and events. But that’s just in the real world… Enter Stories Under Paris to discover the untold tales that dwell beneath the surface of Paris – one story for every Métro Station.

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December 11, 2017

To celebrate Christmas, and the passing of marriage equality legislation in Australia, I’ve decided to make the e-book of Best Served Cold free on Kobo for the next month.  Enjoy!

November 20, 2017

Today’s story is called For Whom The Bells Toll, for Strasbourg–Saint-Denis station.  It is another of my inverted, feminist fairy tales, and is a version of Rapunzel, or rather, of Persinette, who was Rapunzel’s French predecessor.   It contains talking bells, terrible saint jokes, and many, many statues, as well as the reappearance of Saint Denis (who you may recall from Saint Denis and the Basil, which takes place before he is decapitated).

If you like feminist retellings of fairy tales, I’ve done quite a lot of these by now!  Try The Last Wish, for a woodcutter-turned-queen, or The Girl, the Gold and the Goblins for a heroine who cannot quite spin straw into gold, or The Frog Girl, to find out what happened to the girl who spat frogs.  Or if you like inanimate objects that are a little more animate, try Music of the Spheres, which tells the secret history of the sewers of Paris and their inhabitants.

A list of all my stories can be found on the Index page, so if you haven’t checked that out yet, go give it a look!  It includes information on genre, and any content warnings, if there are themes that might bother you.

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