“A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows” is a short story (no, really. It is. Honest! It’s 16,500 words, about), first published in November of 2010 in the anthology SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH: ALL-ORIGINAL TALES OF STAR-CROSSED LOVE (edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois). It tells the WWII story of Roger MacKenzie’s parents, Jerry and Dolly — and provides and fills in the answer to one of the small mysteries opened in AN ECHO IN THE BONE. (Though as one astute observer commented, “I bet you filled it in with dirt you dug from another hole!”)
Purchasing links for SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH appear in the pull-down menus on the left.
Other Formats Of “A Leaf…”
“A Leaf On The Wind of All Hallows” was also been released as a stand-alone e-book in December, 2012. More information.
This story was also included in A TRAIL OF FIRE, an anthology of four Outlander tales. More information.
My Short Fiction
For more information on the availability of my short fiction, see my blog from September 4, 2012.
More About SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH
From the publisher:
In this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth-century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate.
Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see.
International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost.
New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart.
Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell.
Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors:
PETER S. BEAGLE
MARJORIE M. LIU
MARY JO PUTNEY
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