Celesta let out a breath and tossed the shovel aside. The hole was deep enough now.
She walked back to the wooden cart, and lifted a large crystal out of it. "Here we go."
She gently placed it in the hole, then pressed on it a little more firmly, making …Posted 2 years ago
She sighed. Exhausted. Exasperated. Emotionally drained. More than a little demoralized.
And yet. All this and yet she was alive. She was both physically and mentally here. Not absent. Not somewhere else.
She was capable of listening. Of feeling.
Or at…Posted 2 years ago
"You're afraid of me."
"Afraid? Afraid? No, I'm not afraid of you. I pity you. Pity that you sold the best parts of yourself for power. Pity that you lived eight more meaningless years. Pity that your family will never know what happened to you. My famil…Posted 2 years ago
Her family. Her friends. The reasons she hadn't given up yet. They'd all be hurt if she didn't succeed.
She had to.
She pulled on her magic and focused.
She'd done it, sure, but it took her too long to figure it out. She couldn't br…Posted 2 years ago
"Hero. Hope for us all."
Funny. She didn't feel much like one anymore. Nor did she have any hope for herself.
Not after everything she'd done.
"Not your fault."
But it was. Like a lie of omission, it was her fault for inaction.
"Uncontrollable. Dange…Posted 2 years ago
"I guess your bounty wouldn't be so high if you were easy to catch." A fiery arrow erupted from her hand to catch the girl.
"Like you even have a chance!" She daintly jumped up, dodging the arrow. "Ha! Lets see how much you like my wand!" She hurriedly s…Posted 2 years ago
They emerged into darkness punctuated only by headlights and gunfire. Night vis added laser sights and muzzle flare to the confusion.
Mountbatten kept moving, running into the trees. Fisher waved to him, already having set up a small firing position - h…Posted 2 years ago
More and more werewolves jumped from the forest whilst the convoy slowed, but the men in Mountbatten's vehicle had their own trouble to worry about. The two on the roof were trying to pry their way in. The armour held against multiple blows, though it bow…Posted 2 years ago
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I don't think I answered her, but she figured out all the same. Both dead. She held me tightly, trying her best to comfort me. I remember her meeting up with the others, faintly. Those who escaped the attack. I can't say I remember the rest very well, but…Posted 2 years ago
One night, when I was nine years old, my parents and I were working on packing things into our cart. Then we heard screaming, and saw fire, and smoke.
"Noleka, get down!" my mom hissed, shoving me under the cart.
I couldn't do anything but watch as three …Posted 2 years ago
I hope, through all of this, that I have learned
Some lessons to apply to later life,
So I may save fond friends from future strife,
And loathe myself a little less. I turned
My eyes upon myself, at point of knife,
From others' viewpoint: hard. It changed…Posted 2 years ago
My left leg's been through surgery--ah! Twice.
I'm walking nearly normally by now,
But that was taxing. Very. I'll allow,
My limp's a minor thing, one grain of rice
Within a heaping bowl.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oh, I would splice
Tho…Posted 2 years ago
My life, in recent months, has been o'erfull.
There's too much going on, inside my heart
And head, to parse, to handle. As for art,
I've had no spoons to work. I'm gath'ring wool,
Bereft of words, o'ercome. I've been a fool
Both in and out of love. How ca…Posted 2 years ago
My name with foul insinuation's tarred
By people who seek easy victims meek
To charge with crimes in public. Life is marred
And razed for me. Now, everywhere I seek,
I picture enemies in friends I knew
Before this whole fiasco. Do they now
Believe tho…Posted 2 years ago
For a moment Dana was paralyzed, not truly understanding what had just happened. It seemed impossible for a man to whole one moment and then dying without warning the next. Then she recovered her senses enough to duck behind the raised seat of the driver,…Posted 2 years ago
A beam of blinding white light shot down from a sky thick with clouds, centering on Kym and bathing her in a gentle warmth. Under the intense brightness of the light her sweatpants and rumpled hoodie seemed to lose their color before fragmenting into piec…Posted 2 years ago
“Thank the gods! It feels like it's been forever. ” Dana stretched her arms toward the sky, reveling in the long strain on her ligaments. Bracing herself on the rim of the cart, she rose to her feet. Even a few feet off the bed of the cart, the smell got …Posted 2 years ago
Ohmwari, the city where all things find their end. It was a place that Dana only knew by reputation. Stories first and later jokes had been carried long distances, spreading on the trade routes that made up the connective tissue from kingdom to kingdom …Posted 2 years ago
A bump in the road jolted the cart hard enough to force Dana past the edge of near sleep and into wakefulness. She noted that the wheel on the right side had picked up another squeak. At the next stop, she'd have to oil it again or it would grate on her f…Posted 2 years ago
"Not who you were expecting?"
The snake dropped from the branch, out of view before emerging mere heartbeats later - as a wolf. Its cold yellow eyes weighed heavily on Rahmi's neck.
"I doubt there are any other shape-shifters here, so I'd wager you are e…Posted 2 years ago
The orange girl watched as the city burned. Smoke billowed high into the sky, and people ran screaming through the streets, trying desperately to escape.
She wouldn't let them.
With a swift motion of her hand, she made more flames, blocking paths.
"Nerim,…Posted 2 years ago
The girl was flipping through her notes on her phone one day when she found the words she'd jotted down months earlier. She remembered that little story she'd wanted to write. The details weren't all there, but some of them were.
She got up and went to si…Posted 2 years ago
The small creature jumped up on her shoulder, faintly glowing, perfectly poised with its chest slightly puffed out.
Oh, that was actually a neat idea! The girl picked up her phone and typed a few notes, before setting it down and returning to homework.
Sh…Posted 2 years ago
The faintly glowing creature approached the girl sitting at her desk, frustratedly typing away on her keyboard. It leapt lightly onto the corner, peering at her work.
It sat, curling a dainty tail round itself, watching as she continued typing, jumbled me…Posted 2 years ago