Winter's Bite

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Many years ago, Ysabon made her living by the sword as a skilled mercenary. Now she lives in Westedge with her brother's children, tending to the animals and afraid of dying old and useless. When a horrible winter storm drives monsters down from the mountains, Ysabon can save her family and her village if she finds the strength to take up the sword for a final battle. (A short story.) More
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About Annie Bellet

Annie Bellet is a full-time speculative fiction writer. She holds a BA in English and a BA in Medieval Studies and thus can speak a smattering of useful languages such as Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Welsh.

She has sold fiction to AlienSkin Magazine, Contrary Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction Magazine. She's also collected a healthy stack of Honorable Mentions and placed as Semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future contest.

She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and a very demanding Bengal cat.

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Review by: Court Ellyn on May 20, 2011 :
Fantastic piece of storytelling and characterization. These along with a fully believable setting and vivid imagery made this short story a joy to experience. A few minor typos do not detract from this tense and heartrending tale about a grandmother and former mercenary who must decide to take up her sword again to help save her village from terrifying, bloodthirsty monsters. This is one of those stories that, when I read the last word, I sat back and sighed, my heart full of emotions. Readers of fantasy will not be disappointed.
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