Mourning The Sun

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
The tarous are a peaceful and gentle race who unfortunately share their land with some not so gentle or peaceful neighbors.
A clear and beautiful day is interrupted when a tarous village is a attacked, and a young calf gets her first glimpse of war.
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About Melody Hewson

I am an author, a teller of stories both long and short, real & imagined. So for the sake of my own amusement, here’s a bit of information about me, written in the form of a short story. Whatever information you can gleam from these words is what you are worthy of knowing about it's creator.

Hazel eyes stared up at a cloudless sky before falling to take in the house below it. To some, it would be judged by its flaws ; it's fading paint and scuffed floors. But to her it was perfect. It was hers. And it was home. To one side, a wild forest whispered sweet nothings in the breeze, which was answered by some distant bird's call. "Life is good." She said softly to no one. "And today is a good day."
The sudden squawking of wild fowl pulled her attention to the shaggy black and white dog that rarely strayed far from her side.
"God damn it, Jackalope! Quit chasing those turkeys!"

"I looked heavenward for angels, while beautiful demons showed me the way." - Shannon Nacyl

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Review by: Raven Silvercloud on Feb. 20, 2017 :
The concept of this story is great, I really love how it unfolded..But I would have appreciated a bit more of a description on the things. I have a hard time picturing what they all looked like. I'm sort of thinking anthro cows, And im not sure that is correct. But otherwise I really enjoyed chits, but why must you make me so sad x3.
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Review by: David Blake on May 2, 2013 :
The plot of this story isn't anything especially remarkable, but where it triumphs is in its imaginative depiction of a different world and culture. This isn't a half-hearted effort like some I've read, the writer clearly has a vivid concept of this world and its inhabitants and has imbued the story with numerous little details, all of which help to colour the landscape.
I would have given this story a mark of 4, but I've deducted a point because I found numerous errors in the text including common mix-ups between "it's" and "its", and several spelling mistakes that should have been picked up by an automatic spell-check, let alone a manual read-through.
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Review by: Walter Lazo on April 20, 2013 :
This strange, richly imaginative, melancholy tale is one of the better short stories I've read this year.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on April 8, 2013 :
Another truly excellent short story detailing a tragic event in a village of creatures called the tarous. As a young tarous witnesses the horror around her the author uses great skill and imagination to describe what the young child feels as she hides in terror.

Yet another fabulous short from Melody Hewson.
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