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Sleep Walk With Me
by Alyx J. Shaw
Wounded and dying in the woods, Mick figures his fate seems sealed after he's been shot by a former friend. However, a mysterious and strikingly handsome stranger comes to his aid, and life for Mick takes a very strange turn. Just when he thinks things can't get worse, something might just turn his world around.
ebook, 28 pages
Published February 2011 by Torquere Books
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Mick is out deer hunting with his business partner. When they stop to take a break, his partner reveals that Mick’s fiance has been skimming money from their business, oh and by the way, she’s sleeping with the partner too, and she shows up shooting Mick in the chest. He awakens in a small cabin and thanks to his Irish mother’s stories, he’s quite aware he’s with an elf and takes great pains to make sure he doesn’t say something to offend. Part of his hunting ritual was to make offering to the f ...more
This book quickly pulled me in, and didn't let me go until the end. I think the key attraction was the dreamlike quality, the slow deliberation of the main character as his life is turned upside down. When he's shown a pretty radical way out (leaving everything he knows behind), it makes sense for him to go ahead and grasp this opportunity. He still takes the time to make sure it's the right thing to do. I liked the gentle pace, the quiet discoveries he makes - and I loved the ending.