This review includes all the short stories that have been written about Elsie Harrington, stories by other narrators will be reviewed separately.
Entire Incryptid Series:
14 Jonathan Healy & Frances Brown Short Stories (Read for free on Seanan McGuire's website)
2 Alice Healy & Thomas Price Short Stories (Read for free on Seanan McGuire's website)
Midnight Blue-Light Special
4 Antimony Price Short Stories (Read some for free on Seanan McGuire's website)
3 Istas and Ryan Short Stories (Read most for free on Seanan McGuire's website)
1 Sarah Zellaby and Arthur Harrington Short Story (Read for free on Seanan McGuire's website)
5 Verity Price & Dominic De Luca Stories (Read for free on Seanan McGuire's website)
1 Elsie Harrington Short Story (Short Story in the Shadowed Souls anthology)
Magic for Nothing
Ghost Stories Series:
(Stories are set in the Incryptid World)
Sparrow Hill Road
Train Yard Blues (Short Story in the Coins of Chaos anthology)
The Ghosts of Bourbon Street (Crossover Short Story with Verity from the Incryptid series free on Seanan McGuire's website)
Short Stories narrated by Elsie Harrington:(Unless otherwise stated all stories are available for free on the author's website)
Sleepover (in the Shadowed Souls anthology)
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Currently the only short story about Elsie Harrington can be found in the Shadowed Souls anthology. Since I haven't read the entire anthology (and I'm hoping that Seanan McGuire will write more stories about this character in the future!) I thought it would be easier to create a separate post that I can easily update in the future if required.
If you've read the other Incryptid short stories you'll recognise Elsie as Artie's sister and cousin to Verity, Alex and Antimony. I love how supportive she's been to Antimony and was curious to find out more about her so I was really pleased to come across this story.
Elsie is a succubus but this isn't a normal succubus story for a couple of reasons: for a start Elsie is a lesbian and her abilities only work on men so they don't exactly help her lovelife but mainly because this is a rescue mission rather than a romance. Elsie is just enjoying watching Antimony's latest Roller Derby match when an encounter with a beautiful woman takes a complicated turn and she ends up getting kidnapped.
I'm not going to say much more about the plot but this was a nice insight into Elsie's character and shows us what she's made of. We get to see a bit more of another group of cryptids and I loved the fact that children just don't notice the difference between species. If only we were all more open minded the world would be a much nicer place! There are a couple of characters in here who really deserve some kind of horrible fate to befall them so I hope that we'll revisit Elsie and see her get her revenge!