Mother's Mountain: A Short Story

Promises can be hard to keep. But Kalen is a soldier who follows Lord Korn's orders, as she promised, despite her misgivings. She finds and returns with the sorceress who may be able to heal Korn's son and end the storms that have flooded the villages and now threaten the Keep. But can she keep the sorceress safe, even against Lord Korn himself? And why does he fear and hate her so? More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781301122790
About Claire A Murray

Claire Murray has been a community advocate for more than 30 years.She is currently Area Program Manager for National Senior Network, which helps older workers get back into the workforce. Her profile is at

Her fiction is focused on murder mysteries and crime stories, although she also writes scifi/fantasy. In addition to her two short stories--Tug-of-War and Mother's Mountain--here on Smashwords, she has four short stories at Kings River Life online magazine. Look for The Drop, Miss Aggie's Pigs, Cheating Death, and A Grave Development at and enter the search term, Claire Murray.

Claire is working on her second novel while revising the first, is a member of Sisters in Crime and the SinC New England and SinC Guppy chapters, and is a member of the Salem Writers Group.

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