In this short story, what starts off as a seemingly ordinary evening for Jessica, a part-time sales clerk at a hardware store, takes a shocking turn.
Jessica arrives home to the flat she shares with Clara, the odd roommate she barely tolerates, and makes her way through Clara’s various housepets. Jessica stumbles into a horrific scene.
Magic was everywhere and secrecy was paramount.The Man and the Crow by Rebecca Crunden
Following Jessica’s peculiar encounter with the perpetrator, the book quickly pivots to the story of Enlil and Aris, who have a connection to Clara and the events that transpire.
Saying too much more would spoil the plot. Suffice it to say that Crunden makes the most of every word and scene in this 24-page, century-spanning story.
With witches, warlords, wit, and wry references to contemporary topics, I couldn’t ask for anything more as a reader.
I will definitely be reading more works by Crunden. Crunden’s books are available on Amazon.