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Harm none and do what ye will. Not even if they harmed you first. Not even if they destroyed the other half of your soul and left you empty inside. “Harm none,” Mother said,” lest you risk bringing that darkness back upon yourself threefold.” Everyday Siobhan asks herself what harm the darkness could possibly do. […]

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Flashy Friday: In Loyal Service

Two hundred years, he’d served loyally, a faithful playmate to the Miyuzaki children as they grew, a confidant worthy of their prepubescent daydreams and, later, their adolescent fears about a world too large and cruel to keep them innocent. He never allowed himself to favor one more than the others, but Saeko was different. From the […]

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Flashy Friday: The Wish Sword

Six months, he searched for it: the wish sword. Dull of blade, but sharp with power, whosoever found it was granted the power of a single wish to change their life. All throughout the lonely quest, he thought about what he might do with that wish when he found it. He could have riches, prestige, power […]

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Coming December 18: SHIV

“SHIV” Harm none and do what ye will. Not even if they harmed you first. Not even if they destroyed the other half of your soul and left you empty inside. “Harm none,” Mother said,” lest you risk bringing that darkness back upon yourself threefold.” Everyday Siobhan asks herself what harm the darkness could possibly […]

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Flashy Friday: Washed Ashore

She said the answers would come when the time was right, told me to watch the waves for my salvation. She said, “When at last you learn your lesson, Amelia, the key to your freedom will wash ashore.” A hundred years I waited, and finally it had come: permission to shed my isolation and mark my […]

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Flashy Friday: Close Your Eyes

“Hmm?” Rough as sand, his deep voice cut through the silence, but she didn’t startle. Instead she asked again, “Will it always be like this?” He wanted to lie to her. Yes—that was the word she wanted to hear, the promise he should make, even though it would be impossible to keep—it will always be […]

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NaNoWriMo Week Two: Halfway to 50K

It’s not even officially the middle of the month, but today I crossed the halfway mark on my 2018 NaNoWriMo novel: To Err. Considering how much I struggled with writing in general these last few years, managing to finish little more than short fiction projects with some dedication and prodding, I am incredibly proud of myself […]

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