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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125586
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 26

Waiting for Gandalf (Storycuts)



It's only a game, isn't it? A darkly comic, twisted look inside the mind of a fantasy game role-player.

It's not always fun playing the monster: after all, all you are is sword-fodder. But for the desperate, the misfit, the loner and the freak, dressing up in costume for the regular Saturday fantasy role-playing game in the woods is more satisfying than any reality. It's only make-believe, isn't it? It's not about life or death...or is it?

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Jigs & Reels.

  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125586
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 26

About the author

Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris’s Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is the author of many other bestselling novels, including Lollipop Shoes and Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, both also featuring Vianne Rocher, as is her new novel The Strawberry Thief. She has also written acclaimed novels in such diverse genres as fantasy based on Norse myth (Runemarks, Runelight, The Gospel of Loki), and the Malbry cycle of dark psychological thrillers (Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy, and Different Class).

Born in Barnsley, of an English father and a French mother, she spent fifteen years as a teacher before (somewhat reluctantly) becoming a full-time writer. In 2013, she was awarded an MBE. She lives in Yorkshire, plays bass and flute in a band first formed when she was sixteen, and works in a shed in her garden.

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