Kyrgyz Legends

Kyrgyz Legends

Oksana Vasilenko

Young Adult / Teen / Childrens

Four legends from the beautiful land of Kyrgyzstan: Legend about Lake Issyk Kul; Legend about the Burana Tower; Legend about the Santash Pass and Legend about Tash Rabat.Kyrgyzstan is a small country in Central Asia which extends about 900 km from east to west and 400 km from north to south. Most of its territory is taken by the mountains of Tien Shan and Pamir. It has some of the highest peaks in the world, like the Victory Peak which towers at 7,439 m (24,406 ft) and is the northernmost 7,000-metre mountain.People of many different ethnicities live in Kyrgyzstan, but the majority of the country’s population are the Kyrgyz people. Traditionally, the Kyrgyz people were nomads who lived in yurts (circular tents made of felt on wooden framework). In the summer they took their herds of horses, cows and sheep to jailoo (summer pastures in the mountains). For the winter they returned to the valleys.Here are some legends from the beautiful land of Kyrgyzstan.
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aNgel and Other Stories

aNgel and Other Stories

Oksana Vasilenko

Young Adult / Teen / Childrens

Three short stories about love:1. aNgel2. GENIE3. Paper Cranes"aNgel": What are you willing to give up just to be with the person you love? Would you chuck your job as an angel and become mere mortal"GENIE": Love is a powerful feeling that makes us work miracles, but sometimes it also makes us blind to reason. Dr. Johnson lost his wife and he's desperate to get her back. How far will he go in his quest? And will he get what he really wanted? "Paper Cranes": The first kiss is always a memorable experience. But what if it happens while you're in someone else's body?
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Everyone's Blood is Red

Everyone's Blood is Red

Oksana Vasilenko

Young Adult / Teen / Childrens

A lot has been written about this Man, but his true story remains unknown. And hardly anyone even wonders what Yeshua was like as a boy. How did he grow up to become the person who changed the world?This story is the prologue for the coming sci-fi novel Everyone's Blood is Red.The Baxters seemed the idyllic couple; almost love at first sight. Certainly there was a strong attraction that both passed on to just having the right chemistry. But soon after the honeymoon, things began to unravel...so much so that they now stood before a Judge after their third 'domestic dispute' intervention by local police. Yet, neither could recall what any of the arguments were about. In another time, they might be considered demon possessed. In modern time, they were remanded to court-ordered psychological evaluation. Hypnosis became the tool that unlocked crimes from a past life whose devastating effects continued to be felt over a hundred years later.
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