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About Heather Ewings
Heather Ewings is a Tasmanian author of speculative fiction. With a Masters in History and a fascination with myth and folklore, Heather’s stories explore the past and the present (and occasionally the future) through the lens of the magical. Her publication credits include Asymmetry Fiction and Lite Lit One, and in 2018 her novella ‘What the Tide Brings’ was selected to be part of The People’s Library project in Hobart, Tasmania. More information about Heather’s writing can be found at www.heatherewings.com.
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What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
This year, many Australian communities have been affected by bushfires. People—and animals—have lost their lives and their homes. The Australian Speculative Fiction community asked the question, ‘What can we do to help?’
‘Stories of Hope’ was born from the smoke and ashes, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction tales based on the theme of ‘hope.’ All money raised from the sales of this book will be donated to WWF's Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund and the Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund.
This is no ordinary anthology, it’s a message of hope for the future.
This anthology includes 79 drabbles (100-word stories) inspired by Japanese folklore and yōkai tales, as well as original fantasy and science fiction pieces.
Amy Clare Fontaine - A.S. Charly - Bayveen O’Connell - Beth W. Patterson
Carmen Indalecio - Charles Reis - Charles Venable - Christine Richmond - D.J. Tyrer
Eisuke Aikawa - Emma K. Leadley - Heather Ewings - Jacek Wilkos - J.M. Wong
Joel R. Hunt - John H. Dromey - Joyce Chng - Juan Takai - K.B. Elijah
Kelly Matsuura - Kimberly Rei - Kyosuke Higuchi - Malena Salazar Maciá
Massimo Soumaré - Mina Ikemoto - Monica Schultz - N.M. Brown - Natsumi Tanaka
Rich Rurshell - Russell Hemmell - Sheenah Freitas - S.J. Fujimoto - Stephen Christie
Steve Stred - ToJo - Toshiya Kamei (Translator) - Vonnie Winslow Crist - Zoey Xolton
'You called me,' he said.
'I called you?' Maggie frowned. 'How?'
'You cried seven tears into the sea.'
Grieving the loss of her husband in a boating accident, Maggie inadvertently summons a selkie man who offers comfort the only way he knows how.
Nine months later a baby is born, but though Maggie loves him with every inch of her being, his existence isn't enough to drag her from the depths of despair.
All Maggie wants is to shed the grief weighing her down.
Can she return her son to his father and join the selkies herself? Or will her sorrow send them both over the edge?
'Maggie and the Selkie' is a short story prequel to 'What the Tide Brings'.
With her firstborn pronounced dead and taken before Myna can see her, it takes the birth of a second daughter, years later, to begin to mend Myna’s broken heart.
But then her firstborn returns, and shares the truth about Myna’s past.
Myna has a choice; retrieve her skin and return to the ocean—to the family she never knew and the daughter she's long grieved for, or remain on land with the husband she loves, and the daughter who can never enter the sea.
The anthologies are:
JAPANESE FANTASY STORIES:
INSIGNIA Vol.1. includes 9 Japanese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces.
Contributors: Heather Ewings, Joyce Chng, Holly Kench, Kelly Matsuura, Aislinn Batstone, Chris Ward, and Chris White.
CHINESE FANTASY STORIES:
INSIGNIA Vol.2. includes 7 Chinese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces.
Contributors: Joyce Chng, Holly Kench, Kelly Matsuura, L. Chan, and David Jon Fuller.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN FANTASY STORIES:
INSIGNIA Vol.3. includes 7 Southeast Asian fantasy stories with a mix of literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces. Countries included are Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Contributors: Celestine Trinidad, Sheenah Freitas, Eve Shi, Melvin Yong, Joyce Chng, Kelly Matsuura, and Eliza Chan.
ASIAN FANTASY STORIES:
INSIGNIA Vol.4. includes 9 Asian fantasy stories with a mix of literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces. Countries included are Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, China, India, and Nepal.
Contributors: Allison Thai, Joyce Chng, Anna Tan, Kelly Matsuura, Russell Hemmell, EK Gonzales, Sheenah Freitas, and Tina Issacs.
CANCER is a collection of twisted poems and dark stories inspired by this fascinating Zodiac sign, as well as retellings of the myths behind the sign. The tales span multiple genres, including science fiction, horror, and fantasy, and are told by award-winning authors and new stars of the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction scene.
PART I: Young Adult/Adventure Tales
'Kitsune' by Heather Jensen
'Megumi's Quest' by Joyce Chng
'The Bakeneko' by Holly Kench
'Moon Shadow' by Kelly Matsuura
PART II: Adult/Literary Tales
'Towards the Light' by Aislinn Batstone
'Restoration' by Chris Ward
'Sanctuary' by Chris White
'Becoming Hashihime' by Holly Kench
'The Waiting World' by Kelly Matsuura