10 Fantasy Stories I
This a collection of ten fantasy stories from Linda Maye Adams. The collection includes Writers of the Future honorable mentions "Words of Rain and Shadows,
“A Quartet of Clowns” and "Monkey River," the action story “Lady Pearl,” the flash fiction “Light in the Widow,” and the war story “Devil Winds." More
This a collection of ten fantasy stories.
In "Words of Rain and Shadows," Irinia can hear the rain talk. But when the rain talks, the Shadow Folk come, and people die.Her only chance to save her people is convince them she can hear the voices. But a jealous seer has convinced the village that women can’t hear the Shadow Folk. And time is running out …
In "Booby-Trap at Beaver Creek," All Penelope Prescott wants is to be respected. She, and other women have been called to arms when the military starts losing the war—but keeps them out of the “real” fighting. But now as the battalion retreats, they are trapped between the enemy and death up ahead. Penelope is the only one who can save them. If anyone will listen …
Juliette is an undercover princess, working as a boatman in the military in "River Flight." The worst of her concerns is what work detail she will be on next ... until a messenger brings word her father, the king, is dead at the hands of his brother. Now he's coming for Juliette and she's running out of time.
In "Devil Winds," Neyan is a soldier abandoned by war, abandoned by death. She hangs on with only the goal of completing her mission: kill the enemy. Now the enemy are mounting an attack on the kingdom, and she is the only one who stands between them and her people. Then she meets the enemy and she isn’t so sure of her mission any more.
Najie is on a hunt for a creature that's already killed others in "Lady Pearl." But getting along with her partner is another story, and they have to learn to trust each other very fast, before it's too late.
Finally, in "Monkey River," Old Pap thought he had the worst luck dealing with a new officer. Until he discovers a fleet of ships waiting out on the river. Is war coming? Or is it something more frightening?
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