Kin Strife – Abby Brown

Terra is always outside, looking in. No true connection to anyone, anywhere, except for one city friend.

She expects the village life stories from the elders to be simple and routine. Never has she been expected to participate in the village life. Sure. She’s rocked a baby, cooked a meal, shared memories. No more, until now.

This village of people lost between cultures is different. Their fragmented stream of life sweeps her off her feet, and threatens all she knows of her own past, and future.

Some villagers wish the whole village to flounder on the border of the only homeland they know. She must tame the stream back into its banks, and strengthen it for the future.

Terra risks her past, future, and one friendship in the world, to try to rescue this village. And the children she has begun to call her own.

33 Chapters
43,060 words