Short Stories

Old Forest

by Diane J Cornwell

When humans spread across the valley and began clearing the edge of the old forest Amy agreed to leave her home in the forest to marry Henry if he helped her protect the forest trees.

But Amy’s marriage contract to dear sweet Henry came to an end when he died trying to stop the clearing of more giant trees.

Those who took part in clearing more trees and killing Henry needed to pay the price for destroying the forest before she left the village for good.

Grab a copy of Old Forest for a short fantasy read of magical revenge. Links coming when published in January 2021.

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Paper Groceries

by Diane J Cornwell

Fourteen year old Gina Brown did not believe the social workers when they said she had distant relatives up north. So when they left her in the small town girls home she run away. Tired, she stopped running when she entered an empty park. She needed to think through her options now she was orphaned.

First she needed money so she could take a bus as far away as possible. A house across the street looked suitable to rob so she walked in the front door.

This fantasy short story Paper Groceries shows magic can help to find family, even if you do not believe in magic.

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