Tales of the First – Wendy’s Secret Part Two

April 27th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First  |  4 Comments

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“Maybe,” she said finally. “The police are either involved in this or ill-equipped to deal with it, but I’m not sure psychokinesis or a suit of junkyard armour constitute being equipped either.”

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Two Part Three

April 24th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

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When Alidra returned from her lesson Imalia was still kneeling by Rinia and chanting. The glow that had so perplexed her parents was still there but it had faded a great deal.

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The Whisper of Damkina Part 73

April 22nd, 2019  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  4 Comments


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“So what have you discovered, Krna asked when they reached Commander Aw’s office.

“We’re not entirely certain yet,” Commander Aw said. “But something concerning has turned up of the med scans we did on our two problem councillors. Both are showing similar lesions in certain areas of their frontal cortex. Lesions that were not there at their last medicals.”

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Tales of the First – Wendy’s Secret Part One

April 19th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First  |  3 Comments

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“Are you girl’s planning to go out again today?” Sienna’s father asked the next morning after they’d had breakfast.

“We’d like to,” Sienna said. “But in the circumstances we’ll understand if you want us to stay here. It’s obviously not safe out there.”

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Two Part Two

April 17th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

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The healer who came to Shael a couple of days later was a pretty woman, petite, dark haired, and around the same age as Alidra’s mother. She rode into the village while the children were sparring on the green as part of their lessons. As she dismounted near where Lilat was overseeing the children one of the villagers ran up to hold her horse. The mage in the meantime walked slowly over to Lilat. She had dark circles under her eyes as if she hadn’t slept for days.

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The Whisper of Damkina Part 72

April 15th, 2019  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  1 Comment

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“It was,” Kayla agreed. “I hope they dig out all of the people behind this mess.”

“If they behave like that it’ll be easy,” Amanpreet said. “I mean wouldn’t they be wiser to keep quiet and pretend to be shocked along with everyone else?”

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Tales of the First – The Men With Guns Part Two

April 13th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First  |  3 Comments

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Hmm… I can see that,” Wendy said. “But I think we’re okay here where nothing happened. You can but ask. You can’t practice here.”

“Yeah, that’s true,” Sienna said, “Let’s go and ask.”

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Two Part One

April 10th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade  |  4 Comments

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Ten moons later, not long after Alidra’s eighth nameday, another visitor brought trouble to Shael. It was Lawgiver’s day and she was playing with her friends on the green when they saw the cart approaching.

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The Whisper of Damkina Part 71

April 8th, 2019  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  1 Comment

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A/N: Sorry it’s a little short and rough. I have had a headache all day.

The next morning Amanpreet woke early only to discover that the council had already gone into an emergency session over Kayla’s evidence and the attack on Merit. She couldn’t get a pass to actually view the session in the chamber at such short notice but, fortunately, all the Council’s deliberations were streamed everywhere on Altheia for those who wanted to watch. So she grabbed a bowl of cereal and settled down to watch.

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Tales of the First – The Men With Guns Part One

April 5th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First  |  2 Comments

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Sienna’s mother Margaret fussed over her when she picked her up. Her father Robert was out of town at a conference but he called as soon as the phone network was back up and was obviously just as frantic.

“Are you sure you’re okay, sweetpea?” he asked after she’d told him about Lucy’s collapse. “I think so, Dad,” Sienna said. “It was scary but whatever that gas was it didn’t have the same effect on me it did on Lu and she’s going to be fine even though they’re keeping her in for observation.”

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