Bewildering Stories welcomes...
At least one of our contributors uses his first name and initial as a pen name; Ms. Ulea does the opposite. But since she makes no secret of her real name, I hope she won’t mind if we address her familiarly as “Vera.”
Vera teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and has been very active in filmmaking, with a prize in the Fresh Frame contest to her credit. Vera has also published books of poetry, prose, and literary criticism in the U.S. and Europe. She’s also published widely in various literary journals, and a collection of her short stories has recently appeared in print.
“The Two Witches of Vildaretz” is a whimsical short story that has all the hallmarks of satire. But satire of what, exactly? The relationship between two sisters? Between a lady and her two cats? It’s not clear at all, but in the end it doesn’t matter much: you can enjoy the story by reading it any way you like.
V. Ulea’s bio sketch can be found here.
Welcome to Bewildering Stories, Vera. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!
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