Crystal Wishes by J.A. Marlow
Approx. 12,290 words.
Published on August 19, 2012 by
Star Catcher Publishing.
A string of wishes hang in the window…
Opal's parents latest obsession in frontier-world mining ends in tragedy. Even as the grief descends, the questions consume her: What does she do now? Does she stay or leave, and how can she pay for either? Alone on a harsh frontier world, can she dare trust anyone?
A science fiction short story. Edition includes the complete BONUS story, "Teacup Mountain"