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Edge of Propinquity features “The Valley” by Alana Joli Abbott

Posted on March 11, 2008 by Matt-M-McElroy

The Edge of Propinquity is a series of short stories exploring the world around us that lurks just beneath the surface. It is the world of the unexplained, supernatural, magic, horror, duty, responsibility, black humor, conspiracy, unknown heritage and power.

Check out Volume 26 of The Edge of Propinquity for a tale by Alana Joli Abbott called The Valley.

Not every first love is romantic. The first person that Victor Hernandez ever truly loved was his sister, Isolde. He was five years older than she was, strong where she was weak, wise where she was naive, courageous where she was timid. That they were opposites made them an adorable pair as children, and close as they grew older. Victor called her Izzy, and it became her name more than Isolde ever had been. He was an adventurer; she was a scholar. He joined the military after high school and succeeded there, then chased legends around the globe to learn their truth. He was dashing and romantic. Izzy went on to college and studied languages and folklore and her research fed his dreams. When Victor got married, he could not abide the idea that anyone else might be his wife’s maid of honor; and because his wife loved Izzy, too, no other possibility was discussed.

Alana is the author of Into the Reach and Departure, as well as offering several Dark Fantasy reviews here on Flames Rising.

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