Lucas Thissel has something he fears: an alien species of palm-sized glass fairies called Lucent Sylphs. They came through a portal from a metaphysical dimension, and they indenture themselves as slaves to human beings. Too much neglect or unkindness, and they will cloud over and disintegrate. Too much love and their hearts are overcome and burst.
And one has attached herself to him.
“This lovely little story is easy to read in one sitting, but it is guaranteed to touch your heartstrings and stay with you long after you turn off your Kindle.”
“I have rarely had a piece of fiction touch me as much as Lucent Sylph by RJ Conte. Anyone that has loved and lost will appreciate this tender, sweet story.”
Author note: I think this story was definitely inspired, in part, by anime. But also by difficult people in my life. These are people who I love very much but who are so difficult to love that it feels like a constant balancing act where you could lose them. I hope that readers take away the idea that it’s better to have loved and lost because Christ did just that for us. Love isn’t about what we gain, or about protecting ourselves. It’s about accepting the difficult situations we’ve put ourselves in and embracing them because we’re thinking about giving to the other person 100% of the time.