A collection of imaginative short stories including sci-fi (heaven), mainstream (earth) and fantasy (twixt or in between).
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There are stories in this collection which could fall into several different categories. They are unusual. The quotation from Hamlet "There are more things twixt heaven and earth, Horatio, than this world dreams on" is the clearest possible introduction.
"I will tell you of Utinelka," Brun began. "She Who Talks with Skulls. We no longer talk of her, though she still lives in the next valley. It is her wish to be forgotten. I met her once when she and I were your age. It was my first summer staying down in the valley when the goats went high, helping my father. We were plowing in a new place, opening the land. We sent for her because we found a skull there. In the next valley they found many skulls like that. Before the rock fall in the south, it must have been a main route since man first traveled through the mountains. Perhaps Utinelka was a gift to the valley for that reason.