A Fractured World Anthology
The world was whole before the war.
But war is a terrible thing, and terrible things are done in the name of defense and protection. And this war tore the world apart, fractured it, separated families and lives and dreams. The reasons why no longer matter, but the effects still linger. They cause pain, though the war is over.
But despite the monsters and the poisons and the despair, there is a glimmer of light. And hope and love are not gone from the world.
These four stories, set in the Fractured World, explore how light can make it through the darkness. How hope can conquer fear. And most of all, how love can still flourish, even when the world is bleak.
A young woman braves monsters to see the sky.
A reluctant man chooses forgiveness over suffering.
Lovers reunite to save a child and their community.
Best friends risk everything for each other.
Come see the light for yourselves.
Two generations after the City was cut off from the rest of the world during the war, memories of the outside are fading, and the citizens are struggling to find a way forward. Teacher Bran clings to the old ways for solace. But when his ex-lover Thesis comes back into his life, both of them are challenged to push past their own barriers for the sake of Thesis' young daughter.
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