My novelette “Moss” out in Silver Blade!

Eeeep!

I didn’t realise that my novelette “Moss” had already appeared in Silver Blade Magazine – but it has! This is my longest published story to date – a novelette, eeee! I feel so happy it’s out and I can share it with everyone!

Read “Moss” here!

Note: trigger warning for (implied) incest: the story was inspired by the fairytale “Donkeyskin” and some other variants of Aarne-Thompson motif #510B. It’s not graphic at all in “Moss”, just implied, like I said, but I thought I’d warn about it anyway.

“Moss” is set in the forest world of “Boat-husk” and “The Ruin” . Timeline-wise, this novelette is set way back in the world’s history compared to “The Ruin” – the apocalyptic event mentioned in “The Ruin” is still far, far in the future for the protagonists of “Moss”.

I really enjoy this world I’ve built/am building! I hope you do too. :) (I should do something about the zero draft of a novel I wrote last Nanowrimo, also set in this forest world…)

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About Sara Norja

I'm a bilingual writer of prose and poetry. Things I enjoy apart from writing include tea, reading voraciously, cycling on warm summer nights, medieval manuscripts, dancing, and the wind.
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2 Responses to My novelette “Moss” out in Silver Blade!

  1. Kat Soini says:

    Next train and next story! I really enjoyed this one, particularly the interpersonal relationships. I’m a little sad you broke up the burgeoning poly triad there though, I shipped it :D Am most intrigued to find out how all the characters and storylines will connect.

    • Sara Norja says:

      Aww, I broke your ship! (I shipped it too, actually, but decided to break them up because I’M CRUEL LIKE THAT.) Hmm, now you’re giving me ideas for the sequel (which I’m planning to write at some point). :D The interpersonal relationships were something I was struggling to get working here, so I’m v glad they work for you.

      All the storylines/characters won’t connect in the end in these stories/poems/&c. – the only connecting thing is basically the world and its history. Exploring different aspects of it through different stories, and so on. I’m going to need a wiki for this project soon. :D

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