Novella Excerpt: For the Love of An Enemy

By Holly Lyn Walrath
Nov 29, 2018 · 2,616 words · 10 minutes

Lost in the wilderness

Photo by Stijn Swinnen via Unsplash.

From the author: This is a little snippet from my novella-in-progress. The title is still pending! Bishop Jameson arrives in the valley of paradise, but all is not as it seems . . .


When we first arrive in Arcadia, we know nothing much about it, other than it is a farming district and especially bountiful. The next stop in a long line of places scheduled for elimination. There shouldn’t be anything special about it. The town itself is nestled into a purple valley ringed with white-capped mountains, and its people are rough-hewn like they’re drawn from the rocks themselves. Where I’m from, we wear our prayers on our backs, but these people are farmers. They take...

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