Seeds of the Soul (a fantasy short story: prequel to Water Witch) by Thea Atkinson
Approx. 13,800 words.
Published on November 3, 2012.
Sometimes to save a world, you must destroy it.
The witches of Etlantium are charged with keeping the children of Liliah safe, but when an oracle accuses the ruler of seeking to destroy his own city through civil war, there is only one witch brave enough to do what must be done.