FFfAW: The Touch of his Hand

The Touch of his Hand "Ssh," he soothed. "It's all right now. Everything's fine." Her shudders slowly eased as she relaxed against him. "I was so scared." "I know. Shh, now." Magic effervesced beneath his fingertips as he ran his hand in calming strokes down her back, his powers reinforcing his words. "I..." Her eyes [...]

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A Letter from the Past

A Letter from the Past Emmaline hummed softly as she lifted the bundle of pages from the shelf, instinctively weaving magic to ensure the fragile sheets remained intact as she transferred them to the desk. Dust puthered in the air. She turned her face into her cowl, avoiding breathing in the muck with practiced ease. [...]

FFfAW: Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned Hunger gnawed, growing increasingly harsh and insistent as hours dragged by. The dish of food remained frustratingly out of reach. Finn scowled, trying again to rise. This was ridiculous. He didn't know what she'd done to him, but the old woman was clearly deranged. "If you wish to eat," she'd said, "use the [...]

The Burden of Truth

Yesterday I posted a piece of flash fiction for last week's FFfAW challenge. As I mentioned there, I'd previously written another version that had to be abandoned as it was far too long for the 175 word limit. Well, I've decided to share it with you anyway. Technically, it's still a piece of flash fiction, [...]

FFfAW: Greeting the Four

Greeting the Four The seats had been placed with utmost precision: north, south, east and west, each one carefully aligned. Veraen nodded in satisfaction. "Anything else, Sir?" his assistant - Jaeden? Jened? - said, and he gestured in dismissal, shooing the man out of the sacred space. He'd spent too long in preparation to let [...]

TLT: Visions of Unicorns

She loved to watch the unicorns as they took their ease amidst the meadow flowers. They shimmered with an allure that drew her eyes time and again. And if no one else could see them - well, that was their problem, really, not hers. This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales. This week's prompt is [...]

FFfAW: Testing Times

Testing Times Gretnya gripped her husband's hand, writhing anxiety choking her as the final calf was led into the testing area. Please, she prayed to any deity listening. "It'll be fine," Brindel said. "This time it'll have worked, you'll see." The tremble in his voice contradicted the confidence of his words. She squeezed his hand tighter. The [...]