Single mother Queenie Hayes struggles to support her two young children and tells them stories of a world filled with sunlight instead of concrete, a world called the Veldt where magical creatures abound and her family roams, free from the trials of the real world. As a social worker threatens to break apart Queenie's family, the Veldt offers her family a chance to escape if she can find the courage, and imagination, to reach for it.
The Scent of Sunlight is a fantasy short story by Annie Bellet.
|Publisher:||Doomed Muse Press|
|File size:||65 KB|
About the Author
Annie Bellet is a full-time speculative fiction writer. She holds a BA in English and a BA in Medieval Studies and thus can speak a smattering of useful languages such as Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Welsh.
She has sold fiction to AlienSkin Magazine, Contrary Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction Magazine. She's also collected a healthy stack of Honorable Mentions and placed as Semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future contest.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and a very demanding Bengal cat.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When everything is going wrong in this world, sometimes you just need to move... Well written, an enjoyable short read, nicely detailled and wrapped up.
Well-defined characters and a detailed setting; Queenie's desperation and determination are palpable. Perfect for a quick, uplifting read during a lunch break or on the way to work. -- lyradora