The Tortoise and the Maiden by Leah Cutter
Approx. 3,740 words.
Published on December 9, 2012 by
Knotted Road Press.
Bing Yu meets a magical tortoise at the village well. He gives her good advice and helps her mother. But her father needs help too. As a respectful daughter, of course Bing Yu wants to do everything she can. But what price is Bing Yu willing to pay?
This is a historic fantasy, set in Tang dynasty China.