Avow (A Last Selkie Short Story Prequel)

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A Last Selkie Short Story.

Twenty years before Adrift, a young man named Ethan Tanner found out he had a inoperable malignant brain tumor and had less than a year to live.

Impossibly, help comes in a mythical form.
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 1,270
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476113395
About Elizabeth A Reeves

Legend has it that Elizabeth A Reeves was born with a book in her hands and immediately requested a pony. Though this story is questionable, it is true that books and horses have been consistent themes in her life. Born in Massachusetts, she was quickly transplanted to Arizona by a professor father and creativity-driven mother, who is the one responsible for saying "If you can't find a book that you want to read, write a book you want to read."

In her spare time, she likes to knit, weave, hatch chickens, and chase after her husband and four sons.

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Review by: Elisabeth Wheatley on Nov. 18, 2012 :
A good opener into the full-length novel. I look forward to ADRIFT! =)
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Review by: THG StarDragon Publishing on Aug. 04, 2012 :
I really enjoyed this short prequel and am looking very forward to when I can read the following tale. I adore selkie stories, and they are a type of merfolk that I think really could use more attention, as most think of the fishy sort when thinking "mermaid" and none of the other varieties. The story itself had me tearing up in sympathy, as the emotions of facing death are perfectly captures (I have had very close experience, having nursed my father in his last days and assisted in his spiritual care). I also very much like the deviation from the usual "selkie bride" motif.
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Review by: Peg Lewis on July 26, 2012 :
This prequel promises an interesting yarn. There are plenty of paranormal creatures out there (and for the most part I don't like reading about them), but the selkie here has an agenda that will have implications for future generations. And she exists in an utterly believable, in fact real, world, and so she seems actually quite real, too. There's promise here for the main work, and I'm keeping my eye out for it.
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Review by: Faye Hollidaye on July 24, 2012 :
A five-star short story, but not entirely perfect. Very emotionally intriguing!
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Review by: MB Crandell on July 17, 2012 :
I liked your story. You did a great job fleshing out your characters and even though the story was short, you had an excellent plot. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. Thankyou for sharing!
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