Flower, a caporal Shade, loses her magical talisman and her body starts to disappear, little by little. She must retrieve the talisman before she becomes a ghost, permanently.
Her sister, Bird, a Shade as well, who she once thought dead, escapes an insane asylum. Bird destroyed their Mother and now plans to kill Flower.
Two Aunts, also Shades, join Flower to capture Bird and stop her before she annihilates them all.
...includes the bonus story, A Little Kitchen Magic