So Stephenie Meyer announced today that she wrote a new thing — her first such thing in two years. It’s a novella called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. It’s from the point of view of … Bree Tanner. It’ll come out on June 5. Some of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross.
So who the forks is Bree Tanner? The answer is simple: she is some random vampire. She was in Eclipse. I didn’t remember her, but according to this, Victoria created her as part of her campaign to get revenge for the Cullens killing James. That didn’t work. And then the Volturi exterminated Bree for breaking one of their vampire rules. So it goes.
From the title I was hoping it was some kind of vampire mash-up of Hemingway’s The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, where the slutty adulterous wife turns out to be a bloodsucker and noms up the whole hunting party. No such luck.