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After attending a funeral, four-year-old AlmaMia Cienfuegos wakes up screaming about a man’s bloody face. The Cienfuegos’ charm bracelet—a frog, a book and a skull—banished the nightmares.
But when Soledad, AlmaMia’s big sister, learns that the wearer of the charms also gets the family lands, she fights AlmaMia for the heirloom.
The Cienfuegos sisters battle with hand, blade, rock, word, fire… One ends the war with death. Read an excerpt.
“…for lovers of the magical realism style of writing (epitomized by Gabriel Garcia Marquez) as well as people who love dark stories about magic.” ~ Tabitha C “TC”
“Not for the feint hearted, this short story is a roller-coaster ride of intense emotion wrapped in the snotty hanky of a small child.” ~ Daydream Believer
“Keep a sprig of rosemary near to hand when reading the story. Slip it into your pillowcase at night. In folklore, rosemary is powerful protection. Bear in mind, though, that rosemary not only protects, it remembers. And so does AlmaMia.” ~ KimR