Tortoise, Cheetah, and Lightning

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Tortoise trundled to the front of the assembly, bowed before the king and queen, and spoke.

“Lightning.”

Gasps and whispers passed through the assembly of animals. Suddenly, Cheetah appeared before them all. She bowed before the king and queen.

“That cannot be,” Cheetah said. “For Lightning is my mother.” Continue reading

A Fairy With A Soul

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img_20161009_0001No one calls me Hildegard.  I insist that all who meet me and know me call me Gard.  I was once a wanderer, but I truly am a guard now.  This is the tale of how and when my watch began.  For I have set myself the task of watching over a child, my sister’s child, a strange child.  My hope is that hers will be a good strangeness.  My fear is that it will be a wicked strangeness.  She does not care for me, my niece, for I broke a promise I made to her many years ago.

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