Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Can a lost hero find redemption?
What if Death himself wanted to die? Can deliverance be found on a bloody battlefield? Could the gift of silvering become a prison for those who possess it? Will an ancient warrior be forever the caretaker of a house of mystery?
Delving into the depths of the tortured hero, twelve authors explore the realms of fantasy in this enthralling and thought-provoking collection. Featuring the talents of Jen Chandler, L. Nahay, Renee Cheung, Roland Yeomans, Elizabeth Seckman, Olga Godim, Yvonne Ventresca, Ellen Jacobson, Sean McLachlan, Erika Beebe, Tyrean Martinson, and Sarah Foster.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these twelve tales will take you into the heart of heroes who have fallen from grace. Join the journey and discover a hero’s redemption!
The Mysteries of Death and Life by Jen Chandler
Sometimes They Come Back by Roland Yeoman
Mind Body Soul by Elizabeth Seckman
Captain Bulat by Olga Godim
Of Words and Swords by Tyrean Martinson
The Silvering by Ellen Jacobson
The Wheat Witch by Erica Beebe
The Art of Remaining Bitter by Yvonne Ventresca
The Witch Bottle by Sean McLauchlan
The Last Dragon by Sarah Foster
Memoirs of a Forgotten Knight by Renee Cheung
and Breath Between Seconds by L. Nahay (that's me!)
BREATH BETWEEN SECONDS
A soldier makes a split decision on the three thousandth, two hundred and sixteenth day of her country’s current war, claiming the victory for her House and bringing an instant end to the fighting. In the stillness that follows, she watches her opponent die and questions the meaning of victory, and her claim to it.