This is the short story that made me fall in love with MA Ray’s writing. I originally read it in an anthology, but I’m glad it’s been published as a stand alone. It is the most unique story – about a tree – that I have ever read. Where nature and magic collide, this tale begins.
Dingus. Little boy. Halfbreed. Sweet.
Moira is a tree. Not ordinary. Her “prison of wood” keeps her in one place.
There is a mystery of those who tended her but fell to dust. What is the mysterious Power she senses in him?
This fantasy is full of emotion. A chance meeting. Bonds of friendship. A nuturing, natural relationship turns to starcrossed love. It’s both uplifting and sad.