Chasing the Wind by Cyndy Nishiyama
Approx. 5,830 words.
Published on March 5, 2012.
Marian, a ten year old girl with a tough attitude and an even tougher upbringing, hopes that one day, she'll learn how to become spellcaster. Only problem is, she doesn't have the money for lessons. Will her chance encounter with a mage who has a twisted ideal of 'everything for the right price' help her realize her dreams of flying... or will it push her crashing down to the ground?