New Release: Into the Woods

MyrddinAnthologyECoverNew from Myrddin Publishing, this collection of diverse fantasy stories all focus on a central theme of a house in the woods. Forbidden romance, horrific madness, playful boys, and more can be found within.

Ten stories showcase the talents of ten Myrddin authors, including Clockwork Dragon’s own Lee French. Her story is set in the post-Civil War Reconstruction era.

An excerpt from Forever by Lee French:

Mrs. Tucker patted both boys on the head and turned to knock on the front door. It opened before she touched it. Mrs. Connor, a slim white woman with blonde hair swept up in a neat bun, looked the Tuckers over and raised a delicate eyebrow. Her broad-striped blue frock coat covered a crisp, white cotton dress. Mrs. Tucker yanked her hand back for fear of sullying the woman’s fine clothes.

Not wanting to hear a sneer in the lady’s voice, Mrs. Tucker launched into her story without waiting to be greeted. “Mrs. Connor, excuse me. I’m Mrs. James Tucker. I’m looking for live-in work. I been keeping the Baxter house for two years and they happy with me, but ain’t got no space for me and my boys after Mr. Tucker passed few days back. My boys ain’t no trouble and they do a good job washing up in the kitchen. I can cook, clean, sew, and watch after littles.”

Mrs. Connor’s brow lifted in surprise, and she crossed herself. “I’m sorry for your loss.” Her bright green eyes took in the boys slumped together, and she gave Mrs. Tucker a long, slow looking-over. Pity shaped her mouth into a sad smile, and she wondered if they’d have been better off as slaves.


Into the Woods: a fantasy anthology is available in both ebook and print on Amazon.

 

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About Lee French

Lee French lives in Olympia, WA with two kids, two bicycles, and too much stuff. She is an avid gamer, casual bicyclist, and lackluster gardener. Most of her writing is done in a Beanbag of Comfort +4. Best known for her young adult urban fantasy series, SPIRIT KNIGHTS, Lee is an active member of SFWA, PNWA, and NIWA.
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