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Skeins of Gold
Caught by her father's lie and the king's greed, the miller's daughter faces an impossible task: spinning straw into gold. An imp accepts her paltry trade to save her life, but what are his motives? What's a poor peasant woman to do?
This retelling of the ancient fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin addresses some questions left unanswered by the traditional versions and is told from the perspective of the miller's daughter.
By Water Reborn
This is a tale of honor and obligation, of instinct and restraint. When the fae huntsman obeys a royal command to capture a mate for the prince, an old widow's life ends in water and is then transformed to youthful immortality by water. Dependent upon the huntsman who captured her, Gwen must come to terms with an afterlife that offers one very important choice: accept the huntsman or not.
This short story contains mature content which may not be suitable for readers under 18 years of age.