Double Dragon Publishing
From Within the Mist
Anthology from Double Dragon Publishing
From Within the Mist is an anthology of stories by five of the top rated new blood in fantasy/SF (Speculative Fantasy) today; Jeanine Berry (The Sex Gates Trilogy), Sheri McGathy (Twilight Crossings), Rie Sheridan (The Blood that Binds), Lazette Gifford (The Dark Staff Series) and K. Allen Cross (Wolfheart). Selected by the editor for their proven accomplishments in the field, From Within the Mist presents for your enjoyment six stories of varying lengths that embody the true spirit of Speculative Fantasy. Taking place in the past and future, each tale will transport you to a realm that will not only entertain, but make you speculate on the possibilities.
From Within the Mist will bring you back to the purity of Speculative Fantasy!
Home By Sunset
By Rie Sheridan
The church bell tolled solemnly, warning the citizenry to hurry behind stout doors and barred windows. A sense of urgency permeated the air as flying hooves beat a tattoo on the hard-packed surface of the lonely road leading into the secluded hamlet.
Home by sunset…must be home by sunset.
"Come on. Come on!" urged the rider, leaning low in the saddle and willing the stallion to go faster. Steel shoes struck sparks from flakes of flint scattered in the roadbed. The sun sank inexorably toward the horizon and the road seemed to stretch on forever.
Home by sunset….
The door of the barn gaped open invitingly as the rider turned into the final length of the journey. "That’s it, Firemane. We’re almost home. Just a little farther." Glancing over one hunched shoulder, the rider saw the disk of the sun was three-quarters below the horizon. "Come on!"
The stallion skittered to a stop inside the safety of the barn, hooves dancing as it came to a halt just as the rim of the sun disk slipped from sight. Sliding from the stallion’s back, the slim rider dashed to bolt the heavy door, and leaned against its shield with a gusty sigh of relief. The rider reached for the bill of a dust-covered cap.