Two Minds

A Wintertide Spell - Jody Wallace

I'm of two minds about this short story.  First, there is a certain eye rolling aspect to this.  All the names of the characters have a feel of "chosen because I couldn't think of anything else and it sounds pretty".  Second, that is doubly true of the kingdom - Foresta.  At times the story feels a bit rough around the edges.

 

Yet.

 

Yet there is something there.  Geneva's name and problem might be eye rolling but she does live as a character. She's likable. There is a wonderful sense of humor, and the plot twist, while somewhat foreseeable, was well done.  With a little more polish this would be really good.  I might try something else by the author.