"Move." The point of the spear dug into her lower spine, her face giving way to a wince in the dark tunnel. She had never been on this side of an execution before. Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot-- She counted how many steps it would take before she would be blinded. She … Continue reading Off With Her Head
The knock on the door made him wake up to an empty bed. He swore under his breath, throwing the heavy blankets off his body as if they were silks. He rubbed the sleep out of his eyes, putting his robe on as he pulled open the door. "Where is she?" he asked, his voice … Continue reading Lordly Duties
"Do you ever just wanna do something so…" I looked up the moment her mouth started to curl into a playful smirk as she continued her sentence. "…reckless?" she asked, almost in a whisper so that none of the customers could hear us. "How do you mean?" We were on our 15 minute "smoke break", … Continue reading New Job
For weeks, the lone figure stood outside the walls of the city, ignoring the titters and belly laughs from citizens and visitors. As months passed and the weather changed, the figure stood in the rain, the heat, the snow, staring up at the tall tower that housed the person that destroyed everything they ever knew.Their … Continue reading The Curse of Green City
The alarms went off a good thirty seconds before the thick wall between the staff bathrooms and the safe exploded into a fine dust. Six people rushed into the room, packing duffle bags with cash, gold bars and expensive paperwork. One of them signaled that time was running out, so each grabbed two fistfuls of … Continue reading The Dash
"Oh, sweet little hungry baby... Tell me that this is my end..."Adira couldn't feel the baby chomping at her swollen belly. Her body was long dead but her soul still sat in the corpse, forced to roam the earth with no purpose.Her eyes couldn't move to face him, but she could hear her king sobbing. … Continue reading 10.2
"Your Highness, it has been three months since we have seen the Imperial Bride," an aide had whispered into his ear as he watched the screen on his desk flicker through channels, looking for any news about them. "They may actually be dead, Your Highness.""Bullshit," he murmured, the screen going black, his cool eyes looking … Continue reading 10.1
The rain had been going on for three weeks, the rising waters around this religious town meant no travel until the rain stopped. The monks that wandered around the streets, helping the elderly by bringing them fruit produce from their temple, mending the clothes of the growing children that ran the streets, chanting outside of … Continue reading 9.
The baby did not look like a normal baby upon further inspection. The normal cries of a human newborn were replaced with throaty growls. The baby had nearly black eyes that darted around the room as Dr. Tory held it up by its foot. It had no tuft of hair on its head. As Dr. … Continue reading 8.
Purple eyes watched the sunset once more, envious of the rays that disappeared behind the never ending wall of mountains. It was day three of four, and she just wanted it to end. She missed being able to stand and enjoy the outside without people rushing to check on her. She missed being on horseback … Continue reading 7.2