Two heroes. Two destinies. One duology of trials, tribulations, and redemption.
In this duology are two short tales of adventure and fantasy about would-be heroes who face life-threatening elements, confront their own eroding courage, and learn to trust the unfamiliar guides who lead them to the prizes promised to them. These stories show hope and faith in a world that wants to destroy both and crush those heroes who fight for redemption.
In “Waterfall Junction,” Dalowin the Rabbit, head of a loyal army of knights, is commissioned to raid the city at the bottom of the hill and destroy the evil forces that lurk inside. Trouble is, he’s afraid to lead the charge, and he’s even more afraid to send his men into battle when the opposition is so fierce. So he abandons his army and runs for safety that he might spare both himself and his men. But thanks to a personal journey that leads him to a place where his faith and resolve are tested, Dalowin the Rabbit may just get his courage back, as long as the test doesn’t kill him first.
In “The Narrow Bridge,” Kirk is an adventurer who’s just trying to find his way to the Land of God, but he faces many insurmountable obstacles along the way, including temptations to wander off course and disasters that impede his forward progress. But his truest test comes when he faces the great chasm between the two lands and the hordes of travelers who think they know how best to reach the other side, and he must decide which of them really knows the truth, for certain death finds those who get it wrong.
“Waterfall Junction” and “The Narrow Bridge”: Two heroes, two fables, one message of hope. Read it today.
This story is sold as an e-book only. “Waterfall Junction” and “The Narrow Bridge” were both previously published in the anthology Seven-Sided Dice: The Collection of Junk, Vol. 3 (2006, no longer available).
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Not including front and back matter pages:
- 67 Pages
- 1 – 2 Hours to read
- 17k Total words
- ©2016 (e-book edition)
- ©2006 (original print anthology edition, Seven-Sided Dice, The Collection of Junk, Vol. 3)
ISBN and ASIN Information:
- ISBN: 9781311594747 (e-book, Smashwords Edition)
- ISBN: 9781393724551 (e-book, Draft2Digital)
- ASIN: B01CRMEE9Q (e-book, Amazon)
- GGKEY: 0WH6436Q3ZG (e-book, Google Play Books)
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