by Brandie Minchew
We may never grow up, but the characters in stories have to, most of the time. So our theme for May is "Coming of Age".
'Daughter of the Elements - Part One - Day of Reflection' by Andrea Diane Rubenstein
A young girl looses her mother and is adopted into a temple, where, on the first day of her initiation, she must face the events which led her there...
'Sorcerers Child' by Matthew T. Summers
A young farmboy learns his parents' frightening secret as the lives of his family are threatened, along with his own.
'Legend of Elu - Chapter One' by Ludovica Wing Shuen Price
A beautiful story about a young girl lost and without a past, who is raised among strangers and finds love in an unexpected place.
'So He Kissed Me' by Navah Rosensweig
An enchanted princess wakes up to a somewhat annoying situation. It seems that this represents "coming of age" in a lot of ways, because we've all had to deal with situations that are something like this.
'The Ordeal' by Christina G. Gaudet
Short Story: Fantasy
Two princesses learn the meaning of sacrifice for the good of others.
'Dance With the Wind' by Heather L. Brock
Short Story: Fantasy
In a world where all art and music are lost, one girl is given the power to restore the greater virtues to her world.
Thanks to Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Susie Palmer for their Recommendations.
Thanks to Georgette Tan and Simon Pettersson for their April Recommendations. I apologize for not thanking you guys last month!
Thank you to everyone who recommended stories this month, even those that didn't make the final cut. We thoroughly enjoyed reading them and we just wish we'd had room to include them all.
||Brandie Minchew is a starry-eyed believer in fairy tales, world peace, and justice for all.
Our June issue is themed "Lands of the Ancients".
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