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Orange Balloon

short fiction by Samantha Priestley
illustrations by Megan Graustein

ISBN 978-1-61019-232-3
paperback, 80 pages
List price: $10.50

Seeking sanctuary from his memories, a man carries a balloon, but its orange glow marks him as different from others: wounded. Water has fallen “from the heavens and covered him till it was in his eyes and mouth and ears.” All but drowning in the consequences of a moment of inattention, he blindly walks and prays, afraid of what he may find if he allows himself to look.

single copy: $10.50 US + shipping*


pair with Dreamers, Samantha's haunting tale about a man who's thoughts manifest themselves in the physical realm:
$15 US + shipping


Share the love with multi-packs. Love Samantha's writing? Love Megan's illustrations? Consider gifting copies to others:

  • 3-pack: $24 US + shipping
  • 6-pack: $45 US + shipping

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