I decided to include a short story in the Phoenix Prime Anthology, Tricky Treats. What could go wrong with a story about a little boy's wish to dress up for Halloween? After all, he misses his old life, his mother, and brother.
So loving Grandma, Mage Ruth, decides to make that wish come true. Easy right?
First of all, the story was supposed to be 3-5K words long. I could not tell the story in that small a canvas. So the tale grew. And grew. Finally, it had stretched to a small novel length of 12K+.
Oops. But I had promised to put it in the little anthology. So there it is for those that are going thru withdrawal.
Let me know what you think if you get a chance to read it! The story is Traditions of Childhood, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Look for the next Unfettered Mage story soon!