Dragon Gift: Ten Short Stories

From Amazon: ‘This book is a treasure. Ten pots of gold.’ July 2021. ‘Lille herself avoided mirrors. They startled her with their frankness: her white froth skin, her too green eyes, sea thrift lips, and hair which shifted and tumbled like the yellow dunes.’ Runner up in Graffiti Magazine 25th anniversary short story competition 2020. ‘Provisioned with nectar of orange cordial, and slices of the softest bread filled with white and gold fragments of egg and carried in elf-made baskets of satiny tupperware, hunger could not call us away for hours at a time.’ Winner of the Ottery St Mary adult section writing competition 2020. Cheryl Burman is an award winning writer of short stories, flash fiction and novels. Here she has gathered a collection with fairytale, myth or fairytale-like themes of varying length and gravity. A short read.

My Review: Great short stories with a nice mix of folklore and fairy-tale life and more. Interesting mix of characters and takeoffs from other books. Any paranormal or folklore will love this book.

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