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Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One.
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Jennifer Mason-Black fell asleep one evening as a young poet and woke, many years later, as a novelist. She’s had many jobs in her life, ranging from studying apple trees to attending births as a doula to shelving books in a library, but her current occupations of homeschooling mother and teller of tales are the ones she loves best. 216 more words
This recent cold spell resulted in a phenomenon I’d never seen before. Perhaps to Northern hemisphere dwellers it might seem like just another winter’s day, but for someone who’s experience of monochromatic landscapes has been drought baked deserts or bushfire charcoal plains, the sight of an entire lake of frozen water left me with a sense of magical wonderment that’s difficult to articulate. 281 more words