To rescue her child, Florisse places all her hopes upon a dangerous and alluring enchantment that may be broken.
This story is from Year 8, The Year of Revisitation
I revisit one of the stories I’ve already written, and write a new standalone story connected to or inspired by the existing one through a character, a place, an object, a continuation of events (okay, sequel), and so on.
A fog rolls into town one night. By morning it’s gone. And so are half the children. While a search party is formed, one young mother, desperate to do something beyond chasing after ghosts in the mists, turns to an old enchantment in her possession. The enchantment required her to make a wish…and she had learned the hard way that wishes could be tricky.
While this week’s story does stand alone, it is a direct sequel to the Year One story entitled “The Everwalker,” in which a young woman dons a pair of enchanted slippers that promise to lead her to her true love.
[Video description: No sound. Duration is 11 seconds. Digital drawing of a woman bent over in a running pose as she hovers over a misty chasm. Behind her is a mountain afflicted with glowing cracks. The woman is wearing a pair of short boots with wings sprouting from the sides. There’s a sling over one shoulder. Her long coat flutters behind her. Flurries of ash or snow surround her. The words “New Short Story” is displayed, centered and in all caps. A glint of light shines on one boot, then the other. The initial text vanishes and the story’s title “The Whereverwalker” appears and expands out slightly. Frost forms around the frame of the image to the sound of crackling ice. The title vanishes, and the website “storyfeather.com” zooms in from the front of the image.]
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