Deep in the countryside swamps lies the remote muck-farming village of Woodpen, where an over-worked girl dreams of leaving her muddy life behind. However, a trip to the magnificent capital city of Highwall soon becomes a fight for her life against terrifying creatures of the night.
INCLUDES BONUS STORY: Handy Homunculus (3000 words)
A disfigured young boy finds a new best friend buried deep in a merchant's heap of handmade toys. Plagued by a gang of neighborhood bullies, it seems the boy and his doll have different ways of dealing with their problems...
Eight years later, Ruben returns home.
Emengarda awaits your arrival, holding the gift he gave her when they were kids.
A Rag doll...
She cannot hide her love for the boy...
And will do anything to earn him.
This is a story for all ages. In 1915 a young girl sets a tea table for three elegant women of high stature and esteem. WWI intrudes, shatterring their idyllic life. The women find unknown strength and depth to their characters.