Clover Highhill Comes Home by Ennis Rook Bashe
Clover Highhill was just an ordinary person who lived in a cozy hole in the village and pined after their best friend. Now they're back from a great quest to destroy an evil mythical artifact, gravely injured in soul and body- and still pining. When a mysterious elf shows up with a dangerous, too-good-to-be-true offer that would separate Clover from their community, will they have the strength to resist?
TITLE: Clover Highhill Comes Home
AUTHOR: Ennis Rook Bashe
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
LENGTH: 30 pages
*I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review of this book.
Queer Rep Summary: Lesbian/Sapphic Main Character(s), Genderqueer/Nonbinary Main Character(s).
CLOVER HIGHHILL COMES HOME is a beautiful short story about coming home after grim and harrowing adventures, and confessing love to one’s recent traveling companion.
There are brief descriptions of relevant portions of the quest, but the heart of this story is Clover adjusting to life at home after their hand was damaged during the quest, and Jillian working up the nerve to tell Clover how she feels about them (with her fiancée’s help).
A brief read and very good, definitely check this one out.
CW for self harm/suicide attempt (backstory), suicidal thoughts, recovery from depression medical content, violence, animal death (backstory), death (backstory).