To Market (PDF)
Every fairy tale has consequences.
Bartender Bianka Freeman meets all kinds across the sticky bar at Murray’s. Usually they’re cagey drunks with more money than sense and bad taste in liquor. Sometimes they’re red wine drinkers with blue hair and fancy blue lipstick. Periwinkle Jones may drink her weight in box-wine, but she tips well and when Bianka’s daughter winds up at the doctor—again—Peri thinks they can help each other. If Bianka accompanies her to The Market while she sues for custody of her child, she’ll pay handsomely.
While the money is helpful with a chronically ill child, the offer of a market where anything can be found and everything is for sale is the real lure. If Bianka can find a specialist who can cure her daughter? Well, she'll put up with dragons, fairies, giant bakers, and hellhounds. She'd do anything for Serenity.
Every magical cure requires a sacrifice.