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After the Dark - Part 18 (NaNoWriMo 2017)

Part Eighteen

We maintained a vicious assault on the homeworld’s colony ships and frigates. Rumala and Eleran adapted our escape pods into biological weapons, filled with the monsters we’d bred or borrowed from Tellgrim’s World. 2,330 more words

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After the Dark - Part 17 (NaNoWriMo 2017)

Part Seventeen

I staggered on the brink of the allforest. The vast terrarium forest spun before me, a whirling vision of red and green foliage below and the glowing sky above. 2,801 more words

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After the Dark - Part 16 (NaNoWriMo 2017)

Part Sixteen

The world ground around me, nauseatingly loud, as my coffin of roots corkscrewed me away from the fire, away from the mine. Away from Miqual, the man I’d thought dead and gone. 2,651 more words

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"We are writing to confirm" by Julia on the 99

Tuesday November 21, 2017
8:59pm
5 minutes
from an email

YOU HAVE BEEN CORDIALLY INVITED TO SHARE IN THE NAMING CEREMONY OF OUR BABY!

(Please turn over) 99 more words

Poetry: By Hook or By Crook

Footholds with no release clasp my calves like lockets and broken promise rings –
Breach of contract has its hooks in me. Devil’s hands up tender thighs… 102 more words

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After the Dark - Part 15 (NaNoWriMo 2017)

Part Fifteen

I hastily slapped at the burning paper sticking to my boots and legs for fear I’d go up with it. Since I clutched an extremely flammable paper folder in the other hand I figured I should at least stuff it inside my jacket for protection. 2,351 more words

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Corn for Christmas

Saint Nick fingered his parchment list and looked at the bottom. 12 tons of coal– at least. Exceptionally naughty year, he thought. He set the parchment down on his workbench and turned to face the buzz of the workshop. 658 more words

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