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Thornless Rose

Finally It was a relief to admit it. Isabel had put it off for so long. She hadn’t even been able to admit it the last time she’d spoken to him. The words wound around her throat, choking her. They … Continue reading

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Flicker

Cozy The whole castle was almost in complete darkness. Candles and fires flickered in only a few rooms, leaving the stone corridors as cold as the night outside. Lorna wished it was a clear night. Clouds obscured the moon and … Continue reading

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Howl

Legend He’d heard the stories. Everyone had. Stories of surviving long winters with barely enough meat to feed their beasts; stories of enemies with their throats ripped out, staining white snow with crimson. Nobody called them legends. A story isn’t … Continue reading

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Rover

Underdog Everybody loves an underdog story. An underdog is someone who ‘is thought to have little chance of winning a fight or a contest’ or someone who has ‘little status in society’. Which is why we love it so much … Continue reading

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Intimidation

Black A character’s clothes can speak volumes about who they are. For instance, if someone appears in a book or television programme wearing dark clothing (particularly black leather), you just know they’re going to be trouble. Spike, Derek Hale and … Continue reading

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Hatchling

Egg When Lorna was fifteen, Commander Wentsar chose her to become one of the new cadets in the Academy. She remembered being more in awe of the imposing figure standing before her than of the scroll the Commander held out … Continue reading

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Starlight

Magnetic The sun was nearly gone. Krateia glanced around at the people surrounding her; once she was certain nobody was watching her, she unscrewed the top off the tiny vial and swallowed the contents in one gulp. It burned as … Continue reading

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