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Crab Apple by [Samphire, Patrick]
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Length: 23 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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"I saw her first the day I found Dad on the kitchen floor. The new girl. The wild girl..."

When Josh’s dad falls ill with lung cancer and a strange new girl appears at his school, Josh has to face up to two frightening threats. They may be more closely linked than he realizes.

This is a YA fantasy short story.

Crab Apple was first published in Realms of Fantasy, and was reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy.


"Samphire handles a child's reactions to the serious illness of his only remaining parent with extraordinary finesse."
- Bluejack, Internet Review of Science Fiction.

"A nice, subtle faerie tale about hope and embracing the wildness inside us."
- James Palmer, Tangent Online.

"Patrick Samphire effectively mixes thoroughly contemporary conflicts with traditional fairy fantasy."
- Science Fiction Romance.

"'Crab Apple' by Patrick Samphire is a deep, subtle story. At the same time that the narrator's father is battling cancer, he meets a wild girl who claims to live in a tree. It is a story of helplessness and hope.
- Pauline Morgan, SF Crowsnest.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 431 KB
  • Print Length: 23 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Five Fathoms Press (30 March 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QDJR3A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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