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On the Edge: A modern faerie tale

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Folklore hijacks a gap year in this deliciously dark modern faerie tale

There are two types of stories about fairyland.

Ones where the traveller returns—

and then there are the other ones . . .

New Adult horror/contemporary/dark fantasy of walking on water, escaping adulthood & chasing magic in the Scottish Highlands.

Inspired by the author’s sort-of-somewhat-maybe-true-to-life-if-you-squint adventures in the UK, this eerie, atmospheric, short story licensed first digital rights to Enchanted Conversation Magazine.

They’ve kindly posted the full text online:

Perhaps unsurprisingly for the ever-popular modern faerie tale subgenre, it has the author’s (and readers’, apparently) favourite ending to date.

Comments include:

  • “exceptional and lyrically beautiful”
  • “the spooky, fair folk vibes that I live for”
  • “the atmosphere really just shines”

Check it out at the link above, and be sure to explore further on the Enchanted Conversation Magazine site for more ethereal and earthy tales of magic.


Ready for more? Short reads not your thing?

Try my dark fantasy series Threads of Dreams.

Book 1, Blind the Eyes, is a coming-of-age adventure of a haunted outcast finding herself, her purpose, and her power in a flooded, monster-overrun future Vancouver.

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