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Wilderness: A Collection of Dark Tales

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A strange, reclusive woman takes in an orphaned babe found in the forest; a mysterious dressmaker grants wishes and metes out chilling justice; two sisters are granted only one healthy heart; and a lonely widower finds companionship with a topiary unicorn. These are only a few of the fascinating characters who people this collection of shadowy stories. Written in the lush, ...more
Paperback, 139 pages
Published May 17th 2012 by Elizabeth Yon/CreateSpace
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Cameron Garriepy
Elizabeth's writing is lush and rich, dreamy and threatening all at once, like a sweet offered by a crooked finger in a shadowy cottage door. These stories are wonderfully atmospheric, with themes and threads of the wickedness which walks the world woven throughout and the good which just sometimes manages to push it back.

My one complaint? They were too short! I want to lose myself in her narratives.

My favorite story by far is the finale. "Rumpledsilkskin" is a masterwork of fairytale imagery an
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Each of these stories is a treasure box to be examined over and over. Somehow I discover new depths in them each time I open the book. How does the author do that? They are rich, deep, and magical. Mmmmmm....delicious!
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Elizabeth Yon is the author of Wilderness: A Collection of Dark Tales and Blackfern Girls. She lives in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Her short story, Love Apples, is included in Bannerwing Books' collection Echoes in Darkness. Her short stories Queen and Knave; and Lake Effect are included in the second and third editions of Precipice: The Literary Anthology of Write On Edge. More of her dark fic ...more
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Blackfern Girls Echoes in Darkness Precipice: The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge, Volume 2 Precipice: The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge (Volume 3)

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