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"Festival Night"  
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Author Harry Turtledove
First Appearance Spells of Wonder
Reprinted No
Collected No
Genre(s) Fantasy, horror
Publication date 1989

"Festival Night" is a fantasy short story by Harry Turtledove, first published in Spells of Wonder, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, DAW 1989. The editorial note identifies it as a horror story. It has not been reprinted.

Ricold Botron, a spoiled young man of the city-state of Cathaly, thinks he has found his heart's desire, and a perfect match for both their houses, in the form of Ellene Caffilos. Prophetic inquiries soon reveal that their love will have terrifying ramifications for the city-state at large.

The plot appears to be structurally based on Romeo and Juliet.

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