Set in the world of October Daye, this short story focuses on the Selkies of Half Moon Bay and most specifically Elizabeth, a daughter of two Selkies who is repeatedly passed over for a skin, and their mysterious cousin Annie, a Roane whom cannot shift, who keeps watch over their traditions. What Annie gives to Liz is without compare, or so she thinks for many years until that which has ever been denied her is finally offered. Will she return to those who snubbed her over and over again or stay with Annie who has given her the love that was so often denied?
A very short story but one that gives some nice background to the world. Best read after One Salt Sea and another amazing piece of work by Ms. McGuire.
Page count: 24p/13,356p/157,776p