When Tom Luke submitted the short story that became Alice and Her Shadow for Leap's BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT anthology, it was listed as The Fascinatingly Plotted, Well Characterized, and Satisfyingly Resolved Story of Alice and Her Shadow. Our editors' eyebrows rose. Either this writer had a wicked sense of humor, a story that was accurately portrayed by such a title, or an unmatched ego. Having read (and absolutely loved) Tom's story, we can assure you that our first and second assumptions were correct.
But titles being what they are, we edited the original title down. The story we were able to leave nearly untouched.
Alice and Her Shadow will haunt you. And make you laugh.
Tom Luke is twenty-one and lives in a five-sided blue house with slanty floors. He has been writing long enough to know better and has never been able to understand why Garfield hates Mondays if he doesn’t have a job. He hopes you are well.