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It was 1972, and a teenage girl named Elizabeth Ryan thought that her world was coming to an end. Elizabeth was the daughter of two Selkies, you see, and she had just been passed up for a skin. But then a mysterious cousin who calls herself Annie appears, and Elizabeth finds other things to think about…
It can be easy to forget that worlds don’t wait for heroes before they begin. It can be easy to forget that things happened before the lights came up and the story started. This is one of those things that happened: this is one of those tales that slipped through the cracks. It is the story of a girl named Elizabeth, and a girl named Annie, and what they were to one another, in the sight and sounding of the sea.
Maybe it isn’t fair. But fairy tales never really are.
This was a sad short story. No happy ending here, but that depends on how you see it and what you want.
I liked it and the selkie stories are always sad in this universe. They are not the happiest of fairies…at all.
Love and loss and making choices is what it was about
ebook, 24 pages
Published August 23rd 2012
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October Daye #5.1
I also realised that I never said anything about the short story at the end of Chimes of Midnight. We get to see October make the Choice and I liked the way it was shown. I do like Luidaeg, but then I love them all