In a rush, Hanhoka must reach her long-time colleague before the practice of trading Souls is banned. With her brother, Hinom, at her side, they make their way to the meeting place. Souls are in short supply, things seem desperate, but a rare sighting of the last Soul Hunter offers hope.
Hanhoka schemes and takes advantage of her ability to weave fate —as well as some unlikely connections— to trap the Hunter. Even in these etheric realms, however, her omniscience is limited and the presence of an ancient, ghastly shadow prevents her plan from being fulfilled without a sorrowful consequence.
“We, the Two” is a short story in an etheric reality where willpower distinguishes the strong from the weak and souls are hunted, captured, even consumed.
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Reader Praise for the stories of Dominka Lein:
“Dominika sets the bar for surreal imaginings with every piece she writes.”
“The closest thing I can compare this work to is the Ghibli movie Spirited Away. Some similar ideas are presented, the ebb and flow of a spirit realm. Definitely changed how I think about worlds with no fixed rules. Vastly strange and enchanting.”
“I, the One is a short, though dense, tale of dispossessed souls and the seemingly ruleless landscape they occupy, an ethereal Wild West, where the strong control–and consume–the weak. Lein’s writing is nothing short of impressive in describing such an otherworldly reality, appropriately called The Other Side, in a way that’s coherent and understandable.”
“I, the One is disturbing. I mean this in the nicest way possible.”
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Check out the prequel, “I, the One”: