The Price of Longing

A short story of 9700 words. A retelling of the Rapunzel story. When a witch claims a couple's newborn daughter in exchange for the father's trespass and theft, she finally has the daughter she's always wanted. As Rapunzel grows and matures, however, the witch finds that even with all her powers, she cannot keep her child from growing up.
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About Amber Marshall

I’m a writer. I’ve been writing off and on most of my life but decided I wanted “to be a writer” by 12 years old. Ever since then I’ve been writing, taking writing classes (I got a bachelors in English at UNH), and steadily improving.

A couple years ago, my friend Kris and I started passing a story back and forth as a writing exercise. That story became our novel, The Trident of Merrow. You can find out more about that at our page, Tavern Tales from the Laughing Maggie. It’s out now in paperback and on Kindle. We’re planning on a few sequels eventually.

In the meantime, I’m still working on my own stuff. I have a novel, Negatives, still pre-publication, and I’m working on its sequel, Apertures (which has nothing to do with Portal, by the way). I also have some short stories and novellas I may release at least on the Kindle as inexpensive downloads. Stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, this space is just for me to go on mostly about my own writing (I’ll try and keep it to that) as opposed to my projects with Kris.

I mostly write and read young adult fiction and have a fascination with the supernatural, the occult, dystopias and post-apocalyptic worlds. I love romance but not romance novels. My vampires don’t sparkle, my boys are bad and angsty and golden-hearted and my heroines kick ass. My bookshelves are aching to the point where a Kindle is starting to look like a good idea.

I told a friend once when he asked what demographic my writing aims for: “I don’t aim, I just land.”

Besides Tavern Tales…, I’m on Twitter @talesofaquan, and on Goodreads and on Google+ (under the name Amber Sutton, my married name) so feel free to “encircle” me on the latter, or whatever we’re calling it now ;). I also recently opened a page on Diaspora so search for me there as well.

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