A Fae of Calaveras Short Story
Nothing kills summer break like a dragon.
Sixteen-year-old Ashleigh is half-Fae, but all she wants to do on her summer vacation is relax like any human girl. But her best friend, Glen, is too busy training for his test of knighthood to hang out. He won’t have any free time until the Midsummer Solstice.
Then Ashleigh overhears a plot to sabotage Glen’s quest. He’s been sent to take down a dragon—a fight he can’t hope to win. She must find the secret of the dragon and warn Glen before it’s too late. But if he fails the quest, he’ll never reach his dream of becoming a knight. And their friendship may never be the same again.
“Midsummer Knight” is a short story in the teen urban fantasy series, Fae of Calaveras. It takes place in the summer before the events of book 1, so it can be read as a stand-alone. But if you’re already familiar with the main series, you may also enjoy this insight into side characters Ashleigh and Glen’s unique relationship.
Look for the whole Fae of Calaveras trilogy:
1. Small Town Witch
2. Witch Hunt
3. Witch Gate
Also try the new spinoff series, Santa Cruz Witch Academy, starring Rosa’s daughter Brie!
1. The Reluctant Witch
2. The Salty Witch
3. The Daring Witch (January 2021)
Related short stories:
A Witch’s Halloween Surprise
A Midwinter Night’s Dream