The Witch and the Changeling

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Kara is an old (if slightly grumpy) witch who wants little more in life than to be left alone. One day a carpenter and his wife come to her door and ask for her aid in discovering what ails their baby, but not everything is as it seems. Kara will need all of her wits and cunning to discover the truth and set things right.
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Price: Free! USD
Words: 4,100
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301255344
About Lynn E. O'Connacht

Lynn E. O’Connacht is a writer by twilight and, occasionally, sunlight and moonlight. At all times she is a cisgendered white woman. She holds an MA in English literature with a focus on creative writing and fantasy literature. She has geographically confused spelling despite her education’s best efforts to fix this and has been writing stories for as long as she has been able to write. She used to type her works on an old-fashioned typewriter using red ink, but alas both the equipment and the stories have since been lost to time. She also loves windy days, but hates rain. When she isn't obeying her cats, she is usually found working on or reading in secondary world fantasy.

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Review by: Magycmyste on April 14, 2013 :
I liked this new fairy tale from Lynn. The style rambles a little, but it's both conversational and epic at the same time, like someone telling a story to a young child.

I loved Kara. She's a fun character who I'd like to see more of in stories like this. Too often the witchy character is someone feared and hated, even though the story shows that they really shouldn't be. For once we have a witch who actually cares about the village surrounding her, and they know it, and are friendly with each other, even if they mostly leave each other alone.

My only problem with this story is that it felt a little unfinished to me. I didn't have the sense of closure about the changeling and the couple that I thought I would at the end. There were many questions raised throughout about the couple themselves - as though they had a mysterious identity - but I don't feel like they were fully answered.

I wish there was a little more to this story. What was there was set up well, and made me want to keep reading.
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