All who are born as Dubans are born as twins. Lily, unfortunately, is an exception. Due to the unique circumstances of her single birth, Lily is considered an outcast and even cursed from the moment she arrives. Even though she was born alone, Lily has never truly been alone and never will be. To live this way is to be feared, and this is something young Lily will never truly realize if her parents have their way. When her parents attempt to deceive the rest of the community, things take a strange and dangerous turn.

Lily, a short story by E.G. Creel, centers around the title character. Though the bulk of the action revolves around Lily from the time she is born, the narrative focuses primarily on White Beard, a figure who first appears as a Santa Claus-type character. Lily’s circumstances are extraordinary, and Creel has given readers an especially remarkable storyline in which to revel. The stunning world the author has created features amazing creatures, and the imagery conjured is breathtaking.

This short story packs a big punch in just short of 50 pages. With a fairly large cast of characters introduced in a short length of time, Creel’s storyline will fascinate readers right out of the gate. The overall verbiage in the story feels like classic folk and fairy tales; the more modern references don’t seem to add to or blend well with the story.

I recommend the short story Lily by E.G. Creel to readers who enjoy quick fantasy action and adventure stories. Readers will find that this tale is reminiscent of the Brothers Grimm style of fantasy and fairy tales with dark twists.

Pages: 46 | ASIN : B09X4KYZL3

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