Match Girl (short story)

"Match Girl" (1995) is a short story by Anne Bishop, published in Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. It is a retelling of the story of "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen.

"Match Girl"
AuthorAnne Bishop
CountryUnited States
Genre(s)Fantasy & Horror
Published inRuby Slippers, Golden Tears
Publication typeAnthology
PublisherWilliam Morrow & Company (US)
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Publication dateDecember 1995
Published in EnglishDecember 1995


A girl is traveling with her adopted family. They abuse her viciously and demand that she sell matches along the road. After a brutal assault, and promises of more, she escapes to another world through the light of the matches.

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