by Leah Cutter

Dreams trapped under the ice create the northern lights.

Illaria sells the dreams her husband hunts and mines to local townsfolk. They use the dreams to shape the futures of their children.

Sensible dreams. Sensible futures. Regardless if they match the child's nature or not.

Based on a Siberian myth, read one woman's struggle to temper parents' wishes with their childrens' hearts' desires.

Originally published on SDO, as well as the anthology, "The Best of SDO."

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Publisher: Knotted Road Press

About the Author

Leah Cutter writes page-turning fiction in exotic locations, such as a magical New Orleans, the ancient Orient, Hungary, the Oregon coast, rural Kentucky, Seattle, Minneapolis, and many others.

She writes literary, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror fiction. Her short fiction has been published in magazines like Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Talebones, anthologies like Fiction River, and on the web. Her long fiction has been published both by New York publishers as well as small presses.

Follow her blog at www.LeahCutter.com.


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