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CHAPTER 14 Lucas rummaged through his linen closet. He skimmed through till he saw what he wanted, an angry red leather zip-up with a breastplate; just the kinds Lucas found eccentric enough for a date with death at his door. He stormed passed the corridor, watching the long stretch of window panels vibrating, holding strong [...]

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CHAPTER 13 At the crack of the cold, silent dawn, the blood-soaked the wood floors and the hay sickened the horses. Though she had dug a ditch deep enough to dump the body, the stench persistently lingered across the barn. Karin washed herself of all evidence but left her quarters the way it was. She [...]

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CHAPTER 12 It was cold night and a chilly breeze tended to the skin, like a friend carrying tears away into the horizon, hoping to reach separated loved ones. Janet held her arms crossed lying on the windowsills while she stared into the distance, watching the moon, the quiet grass, the sleeping horses and night [...]

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CHAPTER 11 Kira woke up abruptly to a slight tickle over her nose. Little children in just loin cloth giggled as they withdrew. She noticed one of them was holding a feather. ‘Good morning!’ she greeted then yawned. It seemed to amuse the kids so much. She could see past the hemp that made the [...]

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CHAPTER 10 The Blood Moon was a festival the pagans celebrated to welcome the Demons. It gave strength to the warriors to aid them in their conquests. Stories were told of the brave, their weapons and their prowess. Lucas’s mother had such stories, and she’d share them with him at a very young age, just [...]

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CHAPTER 9 In a murky dark cell, she laid, naked, roughed up, chained by her wrists and ankles to a roughened brick wall. Karin finally found some time to breathe after she was passed around from men to men with the sack over her head, each goon satisfying himself while she resiliently focused on the [...]

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CHAPTER 8 In the middle the high noon, the sky empty & unforgiving, the marauders returned to their home base, empty-handed, nothing to show for but await what was due. ‘And what this time?’ the sound of Lucas' bellowing amplified by the echoes made its way down reverberating through the empty cylinder as every note [...]