"Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder," the debut collection from two-time Writers of the Future finalist Rebecca Birch, features a wide variety of sci-fi and fantasy stories. Misadventures aboard a prototype flying machine, crystals that can transfer a human soul, predatory sky-snakes, time travel gone wrong, a guardian spirit contained within jade lion, and the healing power of miracles. Stories of adventure, loss, faith, and hope--there's something here for everyone.
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Published Apr 1, 2020 · 5,010 words (19 minutes) · 190 views
Trapped within a quarantine shield, in a town where a biological weapon kills all but the children, a young man struggles to protect his unexpected--and unwanted--family of orphans.