Stitches and Shadows: A Short Story Collection

by J. K. Cooke

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Stitches and Shadows is a collection of three stories of women struggling with life, love, and the powerlessness that comes with being a woman at the wrong times of history–along with hints of magic, ghosts, and maybe mermaids.

“Stitchery” -- a young seamstress takes crafty vengeance on those she thinks have wronged her.
“What Lady Blythe Knew" -- a noblewoman finds the sins of her past come back to haunt her—literally—when she struggles to deal with her new daughter-in-law.
“Mermaids Don’t Drown" -- a young woman struggles with the restrictions of both Victorian society—and reality.