A quest for a bride. An unbelievable encounter. A life-changing turn of events.
Misha is in search of a deer, hopeful of winning the hand of Tiva and securing his family's prominence in their tribe. When he finds a small song-bird-woman, who he names Raven, he's sure the gods are on his side.
The creature can't speak, but her song captures his heart. But is Raven the gift he thinks she is?
The end of the day nears, and he must bring home a gift for Tiva or risk losing her to the lowly fisherman, Rokkoo, a fate that would bring shame on his entire family.
Just in time for Halloween, this dark short story will transport readers to an alternate Earth where wonders are not always as fantastic as they seem.
Raven, a short fantasy story about a siren, was named a finalist, an achievement representing the top 5% of all submissions.