Precious Things

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Sydnie Unfound, one of the Pelted gengineered by humans in centuries past, came to Earth to discover herself. She hasn't had any luck yet. But on a fateful day during the winter holidays, her luck starts to turn when she meets an unexpected fellow seeker.... a short story of the Pelted.

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Published: Sep. 19, 2011
Words: 3,450
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465831910
About M.C.A. Hogarth

Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A. Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since. She has been many things—-web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist—-but is currently a full-time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human and otherwise.

Her fiction has variously been recommended for a Nebula, a finalist for the Spectrum, placed on the secondary Tiptree reading list and chosen for two best-of anthologies; her art has appeared in RPGs, magazines and on book covers.

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Review by: C.R. Chapman on Feb. 25, 2012 : star star star star
A fluffy little short that made me smile. It hints around the edges of a rather large, well-built world, and it features an Eldritch, which I always look forward to seeing more of them.

Definitely lighter than the work I more typically read, but no less enjoyable for that. I think this short may become a holiday stable for me.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Elizabeth McCoy on Nov. 11, 2011 : star star star
It's a story we know: two lonely people meeting at the holidays. It's also got tidbits of information about the universe of the Pelted, of course, and one of the many takes they have on a Winter Holiday (I like it!), so it's worthwhile for those of us who'd really like to take a vacation there. But the plot is a nice, light, feel-good holiday plot -- a bit fluffy if one wants something to chew on, but perfect when you're running around during the actual holidays and need to grab a moment of peace.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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