Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Storytelling of Crows


I had a story, The School up the Hill, in the first of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar anthologies, SWORD OF ICE in 1997. Then I skipped the next several volumes and didn't write another story until this one, written for CHANGING THE WORLD in 2009.

The title comes from a quiz I took -- and saved -- on names for groups of animals (the next two stories are "A Charm of Finches" and "A Leash of Greyhounds"), and the story is about a girl who lives next to the Forest of Sorrows and has the Animal Mindspeech gift. Given her lack of family, all of her friends are animals -- at least until the strange white horse with its injured human shows up.

"A Storytelling of Crows" is available from  Kindle.