King Edward rules a mythical kingdom set in a time much like our own, but not quite; in a land much like our own, but not quite. Alternately mocked and feared by his subjects, Ed has no clue about, well, about anything.

King Edward’s Domain is a collection of short-short stories – exactly 50 words each. Combining satire with dark humor, the vignettes are meant to be read when you’re tired of anyone or anything from which you need to escape.

Vida Evelyn, the chronicler of the domain, was first introduced to fiction through an anthology left behind by a student boarder.

She was so impressed by her first poem “How High the Moon” that she included “Age 10” after her name. Her first short story, at age 13, was “I Have Seen the Planet Pluto.”

Surprisingly, she hasn’t made it to the big time yet, but continues to write.