"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.
|Genre(s)||Fantasy & Horror|
|Published in||Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears|
|Publisher||William Morrow & Company (US)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Publication date||December 1995|
|Published in English||December 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.