A father’s secret

Photo via Visual hunt Sabine watched stone faced as they lowered her father’s casket into the grave. All around her women wailed and men cried silently. She had no tears left. She’d cried them all during his long illness. Beside her, her sister Analiese sobbed into her husband’s shoulder. When the funeral was over, the two […]

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A father’s love

Photo via Visual hunt Elena grinned as she danced around the living room, the silk dress moving against her skin. “Dad, you are awesome,” she said. Peter Wilkins smiled at his eighteen year old daughter. People often wondered why a man like him had adopted sweet blind child back when she was only five years […]

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Not all mist conceals

Photo via VisualHunt Diyar waited impatiently for his twin. “If you keep dragging your feet, I’m leaving you behind. You made me miss it last time. I’m not taking that chance this year,” he shouted. Sivan staggered out of the decontamination chamber. His long black hair was a mess, sticking out from his head like the […]

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Fire and ice

Photo via Visual Hunt Rin stood behind her father, a hand on his shoulder. King Alaric, master of the Northern Kingdom, reached up absently from time to time and patted it. Rin was not pleased she’d been selected out of all of her father’s children to accompany him to the annual meeting of the rulers […]

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Nature is magical

Photo via Visualhunt Eldan stared up at the apartment tower. It stretched so high into the air that the ever present smog obscured the top. “This has to stop,” he muttered. “Yeah, and what are you going to do about it? You’re an apprentice mage with no talent.” the sneering voice behind him came from […]

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Fatal adventure

Photo via VisualHunt.com Ollie grinned at Sebastian as they walked out of the airship. “This is a grand adventure we’ve found ourselves on, eh, Seb?” he asked. Sebastian grunted. “I’m not sure I like this, Ollie,” the older man said. “We know nothing about these people, or this place. Are we even safe here?” “Most […]

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A soldier’s letters

Photo via Visual hunt Arletta’s hands trembled as she pulled the old shoe shine kit out of the cedar chest. “Grandma, why do you have that weird box in there?” Leticia, her granddaughter, asked in a bored tone. “It isn’t a weird box, Tisha,” Arletta said. “It’s a shoe shine kit. But what’s in here […]

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Just an ordinary businessman

Photo via Visualhunt.com “He’s been locked in that room for days,” my wife said to someone. I continued pushing pins into the wall, faster and faster. I had to finish before she opened the door. I had to get done. “I can’t even get him to speak to me. The only reason I know he’s […]

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A bridge to nowhere

Photo via Visualhunt Coralie and Sera were tired, but exhilarated. They were nearing the midway point of the forty kilometer trek they’d started the previous day. Their guide smiled at them as she led them to the edge of the cliff. “Here is what you seek,” she said, gesturing. Both women gazed out in awe. […]

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