Lullaby for the Trees: A Fantasy Short Story
The Ukrainian folklore of forest leshii and vilas collide with the modern world in this love story!
Liliya, comes from an immigrant family who wants to fit in with American culture, resisting her strange talents and the magical abilities that haunt her from her past. Yet no matter how she tries to run from the fantastical magic she has witnessed in the forest as a child—and the tragedy that followed—her roots cling to her.
Only if Liliya returns to her origins and faces her inner demons—and possibly real ones—will she be able to come to terms with her powers.
If you like fairy tales, mythology, and magic in an urban setting, try this tale or others by Sarina Dorie. This is the eighth installment in the Fractured Fairy Tale Series, and the stories can be read in any order.