Last year I read a short non-fiction about the author's adventures in the most remote parts of India searching for more information and examples of living root bridges. When I saw the photos and learned that they were bridges literally created by growing the roots of trees in certain ways, I was enchanted. My head started thinking about the mythology and folklore that must be behinds these awesome bridges! Then I found out that the people of the area looked at living root bridges the same way we look at a sidewalk. It's functional, not magical. I was disappointed.
Then my brain started thinking, how awesome would it be to read an anthology of short stories with living root bridges. I've always loved anthologies, the different takes the authors have on the topic, the different styles you get introduced to, the myriad of worlds that open up to you. I was already picturing stories based on living root bridges and how they could vary from the fantastical that I had initially thought to the pragmatic that is the reality.
The winner will be selected at random and will receive their choice of a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble card!