Dreams of the Moon

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Five Rivers Publishing, May 10, 2021 - Fiction - 104 pages

A new collection of 10 fantastica short stories by Lorina Stephens. Darkness and light. Wonder and sorrow. The ambiguity, sometimes, of reflected illumination:†Dreams of the Moon.

In this new collection of both previously published and new short fiction, Lorina presents a progression from darker, sometimes horrific stories which explore religious mythology, mental health, and the beloved dead, to the more light-hearted explorations of spirit guides and illustrations made manifest.

Dreams of the Moon is a good example of a collection of pieces relating to universal themes addressed in an eminently readable and relatable manner which I believe every reader will find interesting, entertaining, and above all, personally meaningful. Not every writer can do that. Lorina makes it seem easy. That takes a masterful level of talent. These are very balanced, insightful, addictive stories. I’m impressed.

R. Graeme Cameron

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Contents

Foreword5
Gravity24
The Intersection48
Civil Liberties55
A Bear at the Fridge63
Occupational Hazards72
The Rose Guardian Preview78
Endings78

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About the author (2021)

Lorina Stephens has worked all sides of the publishing desk: writer, editor, publisher. From freelance journalist for regional and national periodicals, to editor of a regional lifestyle magazine and then her own publishing house, Lorina has been at this professionally since 1980 and has witnessed publishing evolve into the dynamic form of self-expression which exists today. For 12 years Lorina operated Five Rivers Publishing as a house which gave voice to Canadian authors. Due to life circumstances, Lorina had to change direction, and so now the house exists as a bit of a vanity press for her.

Lorina Stephens' short fiction has appeared in literary and genre publications, novels under my her house, Five Rivers Publishing, non-fiction under Boston Mills Press and an anthology co-edited with Susan MacGregor,†Tesseracts 22: Alchemy and Artifacts.

Mostly Lorina is an introvert. You won’t find her at conventions. On social media mostly Lorina lurks. If you really want to know what Lorina is about, read her work. It’s that simple. If you’re curious, look her up at fiveriverspublishing.com

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