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Short Story: Blessings and Gifts

“There is a difference between fairy blessings and gifts, child. Both can be equally dangerous, but one binds the recipient in ways worse than death.” Juniper paused in her sweeping to look up at the old woman. “Blessings are supposed to be given when a child is born, aren’t they?” That earned her a chuckle… Continue reading Short Story: Blessings and Gifts

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Short Story: Gingerbread

“The end.” “Momma,” her daughter said. “There’s not really a house made of candy in the woods, is there?” Concern made her eyes wide. A laugh escaped. “It wouldn’t last very long if there was, now would it?” “No.” Her son cut in matter-of-factly. “All the animals would come and eat it.” “Indeed they would.… Continue reading Short Story: Gingerbread

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Seventh Part Twelve

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven | Part Eight | Part Nine | Part Ten | Part Eleven One final brother. Her youngest brother. Crystal felt her heart skipping a beat as Blake led her back between the columns. This time,… Continue reading Seventh Part Twelve

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Seventh Part Eleven

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven | Part Eight | Part Nine | Part Ten The shadows claimed her only a little ways from the entrance. Her lantern did little to alleviate the darkness she walked through. The sound of her… Continue reading Seventh Part Eleven

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Seventh Part Ten

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven | Part Eight | Part Nine Crystal stared at the maps in front of her, knowing they could tell her nothing she didn’t already know. They hung on the wall behind her usual worktable, dotted… Continue reading Seventh Part Ten