|"Leg Irons, the Bitch and the Wardrobe"|
|First Appearance||Chicks 'n' Chained Males|
"Leg Irons, the Bitch and the Wardrobe" is a short fantasy story by Laura Frankos, published in Chicks 'n' Chained Males (Baen, 1999). It draws heavily from Frankos' knowledge of Broadway history, and the editorial note claims that it contains twenty theatrical allusions.
In the Kingdom of Leffing, theatre director Cammek (the POV) faces a seemingly impossible task: turning King Pennilvath's daughter Princess Louizza into a starring actress in time for the Combined Kingdoms' Dramatic Festival. Louizza's beautiful, strong bodyguard Tip-lea-pon proves to be the joker in the proverbial deck.
The story is unusual (but not unique) among the Chicks series for having a man as the POV character.
- "Miss Manners' Guide to Greek Missology", Harry Turtledove's contribution to Chicks 'n' Chained Males.
- "The Catcher in the Rhine," another Turtledove story for Chicks, atypically featuring a man ("Hagen Kriemheld") as the POV.