(to read installment 1, click here)
She kept her face hidden deep within her cloak’s hood. She might guise herself as man or woman; but her eyes would always betray her, no matter how long her fringe of bangs. Mismatched in shape and size, one icy winter sky blue flecked with silver, the other springtime lilac, speckled with gold. Having spent the better part of a twelvemonth wandering tween the wilding and border lands, she did not wish to risk being caught now.
January 7: caught
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featured image: sketch by JW Waterhouse, 1904
January 7, 2021 at 2:44 pm
Lovely! Looking forward to more. :)
January 7, 2021 at 4:31 pm
Thanks, Linda. The same goes for your story, too. Looking forward to what happens to Petra now that she’s been fired. Or has she . . .
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