Via things mean a lot – I found out that there is a free online short story in Holly Black's Tithe/ Valiant/ Ironside universe called "Going Ironside". It's very short and bittersweet, from the point of view of an exiled faerie, hitting hard times in the city. I didn't know about it so thought I would link to it here.
The website the short story is on is the Journal of Mystic Arts (aka JoMA) which is an online magazine having it's final issue after many years:
JoMA is sponsored by the Endicott Studio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to literary, visual, and performance arts inspired by myth, folklore, fairy tales, and the oral storytelling tradition.
Endicott & JoMA have been online since 1997. JoMA's last issue is the Summer '08 issue, but our extensive archives of 10+ years of mythic arts material will remain online as an on-going source of mythic arts information & resources.
Founded in 1987, the Endicott Studio is directed by Terri Windling & Midori Snyder.
Other stories by familiar (to me) authors I wanted to point out:
"Silver and Gold" by Emma Bull
“The Tale of the Mountain King and His Sky Bride” by O. R. Melling
"Bone Mother" by Holly Black
"The Step-sister's Story" by Emma Bull
"Boys and Girls Together" by Neil Gaiman
"Instructions" by Neil Gaiman
Ok there is so much more by Neil Gaiman and Jane Yolen and Charles de Lint and Terri Windling and Delia Sherman and others. Worth spending some time there if you haven't been.