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Three Princesses: Chapter 5

CHAPTER FIVE             She smelled flowers long before she could open her eyes. The entire world was throbbing in pain around her, and the light battering against her eyelids was hungry to worsen it. So she let the glue on … Continue reading

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Three Princesses: Chapter 4

CHAPTER FOUR             The courtroom was alive with chatter, as it had been for two hours. Pearl and Arjallia enjoyed a place at the front of the balcony, Pearl’s new guards standing beside and behind them, yet the people would … Continue reading

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Three Princesses: Chapter 3

CHAPTER THREE The Grand Palace was indefensible, but its battlements were breathtaking. The balconies of the Old Palace, only three floors up, were enough to make her head swim. Each of the five stories of the Grand Palace was nearly … Continue reading

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Three Princesses: Chapter 2

CHAPTER TWO “All young ladies want to ride their horses,” Olinthess answered patiently, “but all young ladies must also study how to better themselves for the good of the nation.” “Imrell rides her horse three hours a day,” Arjallia complained, … Continue reading

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Three Princesses: Chapter 1

Chapter 1 of a short story based on Atla, the fantasy world setting of The Kennel Master. This tells the story of the New Orckid Empire, taking place about thirteen-hundred years before The Kennel Master. Three Princesses CHAPTER ONE             … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo CH 4

Posting chapters from NaNoWriMo will hopefully introduce some accountability. Honestly, though, I still don’t anticipate much success. Guess I’ll see. STAR-CROSSED AND HELL-BENT CHAPTER 4 Theserra was sick to death of mushrooms. It felt like she was eating someone’s nose, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo CH 3

Posting chapters from NaNoWriMo will hopefully introduce some accountability. Honestly, though, I still don’t anticipate much success. Guess I’ll see. STAR-CROSSED AND HELL-BENT CHAPTER 3 Her back was breaking over her shovel, but she took the time to glare at … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo CH2

Posting chapters from NaNoWriMo will hopefully introduce some accountability. Honestly, though, I still don’t anticipate much success. Guess I’ll see. STAR-CROSSED AND HELL-BENT CHAPTER 2 Lored was sore, that was clear. Not his arms, of course. As he hammered away … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo CH 1

Posting chapters from NaNoWriMo will hopefully introduce some accountability. Honestly, though, I still don’t anticipate much success. Guess I’ll see. STAR-CROSSED AND HELL-BENT CHAPTER 1 Ulvis Handler was crucified on the Great Wheel in the village circle. His witches were … Continue reading

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Maggy’s Treasure

Mystery Card #4 The River was turning gold as Maggy meandered along the LaZell Bridge. The clouds above, the color of sun-drenched parchment, dotted the golden sky. Maggy’s bag was rattling and whumping behind her on two ancient wheels that … Continue reading

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