We have all fallen from something—some much farther than others.
Astrea is a star who has left the heavens and come to reside amidst the garish, seductive lights of the city. Although she can hear distant voices calling her home, she ignores them. Her own light has gone cold and dim, and she cannot bear to face that truth.
Until the Christmas Eve when an unexpected event offers her the chance to rediscover the source of her light—and the power to rekindle it.
“Fallen Star” is a short story.
Rachel Starr Thomson is also the author of Taerith, the Seventh World Trilogy (Worlds Unseen, Burning Light, and Coming Day), and other novels and short stories.