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Tansy Dancing

The lantern light was flickering its last light as she drew the heavy curtains together. She welcomed the shadows that darkened the corners of the room. She wanted the room dark. It helped her to think. In sunlight there were … Continue reading

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Soot on the Fireplace

¬†Soot covered the walls around the perimeter of the fireplace tiles, like a small child fighting to color within the lines. There was a light spot in the soot like someone had scribbled with a finger. She chose a high-back … Continue reading

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As She Gathered Her Skirts

As she gathered her skirts and headed briskly up the staircase she hoped the view was worth the strain on her tender lungs, bruised from the ill-fated excursion to the Teparda bog the evening before. The effects of the poisonous … Continue reading

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