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Restless Spirit
"Echoed voices in the night she's a restless spirit on an endless flight" - The Eagles Part 2 I woke up the next morning to the incessant ringing of my phone. I was still on the couch and the TV was still on. I had at least put on my pajamas before falling asleep so I wasn’t a complete failure as an adult. I grabbed my phone off the coffee table. “Hello?” I rasped. I loudly cleared my throat of phlegm. “Hello?” I repeated. “It’s your mother.” I sat up, rubbing my eye free of gunk. “You make it sound so ominous.” I heard my mother sigh on the other end. She would be having none
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Voice of Rage
"I fear rivers over flowing. I hear the voice of rage and ruin." -CCR Part 1 I am not a tall person. I am not a muscular person. I am the most physically, unimposing red-head on the planet, next to maybe Little Orphan Annie. Despite my small stature I still managed to instill fear into the interlopers who had come into my bar with their crazy propaganda. “As we were, uh, saying,” the leggy blond faltered under my glare. Her short male companion actually backed up. The blond soldiered on, I had to give her some credit. “As we were saying, there will be a memorial service in two days in Old Town at -” “Don't car
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By Grace Alone
A small hooded figure hovered over Adam. He never imagined he’d be in a room where the least threatening figure was named “Death Dealer.” The hooded vigilante hadn’t threatened him with death, but rather had been gentle in bringing Adam to face judgment by the King of Thieves. “Master Atkins, did you think we’d look the other way? We slip coins into the pockets of city guards to keep them out of the way, and here you and your brother come, killing a guard over a game of dice.” The king made a “tsk” noise with his tongue. Adam had seen this man angry before. It was not a pleasant experien
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Lady Keeper
Darkness blanketed the tomb. The white alabaster stones seemed to stick out in stark contrast, but everywhere the little girl looked was covered in menacing shadows. Almost everywhere. Two men were in the main chamber, the chamber that held King Alister’s remains. The main chamber also held a few treasures of the late king’s glory days. His sword, shield, and a few heirlooms of House Brádaigh were all displayed for pilgrims. Donations to pay for the tomb’s upkeep were kept in a small study off the tomb proper. The little girl figured this must be what the men were looking for and it was, unfortunately, where the girl
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Rage and Ruin
 “'Bridget, don't practice black magic' 'Bridget, don't turn the neighbor's son into your familiar' 'Bridget, stop replacing my energy drinks with sleeping potions.' I've had it up to here with you people telling me what not to do,” I said, holding my hand to my neck. “I thought having a friend in a government position meant not having these rules imposed on me.” My friend, Samantha, just looked at me, blinking slowly. Apparently she was not having any of my shenanigans today. I couldn't say I blamed her. If I was on a probationary period at work I wouldn't give me any leeway either. Samantha folded her hands togethe
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Samantha Dunmore
Everything started five years ago. The president and congress tried to change the immigration policy. The new stringent laws would force the US back to a more isolationist viewpoint, a pre-World War II U.S. The theory was we could focus on our crumbling economy and other internal issues. Most people didn’t see how this would help and there were protests, but the proposed policies angered some powerful werewolves. There was a large werewolf population who had been in the US for one or two generations and they brought family members and friends from Eastern Europe, Asia, and South America in droves. These packs owned businesses, managed
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Lady Keeper
Darkness blanketed the tomb. The white alabaster stones seemed to stick out in stark contrast, but everywhere the little girl looked was covered in menacing shadows. Almost everywhere. Two men were in the main chamber, the chamber that held King Alister’s remains. The main chamber also held a few treasures of the late king’s glory days. His sword, shield, and a few heirlooms of House Brádaigh were all displayed for pilgrims. Donations to pay for the tomb’s upkeep were kept in a small study off the tomb proper. The little girl figured this must be what the men were looking for and it was, unfortunately, where the girl
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Grace of the Gods - NaNo
It had been over a year since the Death Dealer's last sighting in the port city of Glenbard. It had been fifteen months in fact. Stories filtered in from across Cesernan of the figure in the executioner's hood. The Dealer captured bandits in Escion, rode down thieves in Egona, even track a kidnapper through Actis. Good deeds were done across the land, but none within Glenbard. Ridley Hunewn, princess of the Thieves' Guild, guessed why no sightings occurred in Glenbard. The city guards had burned the Death Dealer in effigy. The guild had put a bounty on the vigilante's head. All because one fool killed a guard. Guard and guild both wanted ma
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The Third Wife
Twenty-third, May 1533 My potion worked. That was good to know. The problem is it didn't work for me. The knave saw that Boleyn trull first and my love spell worked for her. I set up my scrying bowl to watch as his marriage to Katherine was pronounced invalid. Tears dripped into the water, ruining the scene. I told myself it was the smoke from the candles I lit for the scrying ritual, but it was really because when the marriage was declared over I was supposed to be in the wings. I was Katherine's lady-in-waiting. I slipped the potion into his wine one day, but his eyes fell on Anne as I moved myself in his line of sight. He was enamored
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Golden Years - Collab
She wakes up with the sound of screeching metal still ringing in her ears and the all too familiar scent of gunpowder raking her nostrils with its acrid sting. Her eyes lurch open and she can’t help but release a barely suppressed scream. Her pale, trembling fingers ball themselves into fists at her sides, clutching the damp, white sheet that blankets her sweating body. With head and heart pounding, her small chest heaves up and down as she attempts to refill her empty lungs. She grapples with the swirling cloud of fear threatening to consume her mind. “Just a dream. It was just a dream.” She tells herself this and yet, rem
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Fallen Grace Sample
It was sweltering in the armor. Grace wore extra clothing to make Calvin’s armor less loose on her body. It helped a bit, but for the most part it made her sweat uncontrollably.  Her biggest fear was the two inches in height she lacked that Calvin possessed. If anyone noticed this height difference she would be in a great deal of trouble. So far, the people the two walked by had only noticed the coat of arms Grace bore on Calvin's shield. She received many pats on the back for Calvin's recent triumph against Benjamin. Beads of sweat trickled down her face and she desperately wanted to wipe them away. The helmet prevented her from doing
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Hello Old Friend
I haven't been on DA in forever! I was just sitting around tonight, getting ready to play some Dragon Age when I decided to get back on. God, I actually missed this place. A lot has happened since December when I last posted a journal entry. I ended a five year relationship. I moved. I traveled for work. I got an exhibitor space for a 2016 writer's conference. I bought tickets to go to Iceland. I went to a couple of really amazing concerts. I wrote stuff. Busy, busy, busy. I'd like to get back on DA more regularly. I bought a book of writing prompts, maybe I'll post those here. I'm rambling, but seriously, missed this place.
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Looking for a Beta Reader
I am looking for a beta reader for the second book in my Death Dealer series, By Grace Alone. It is a young adult fantasy and it relatively short, around 58k words. The synopsis is as follows: When a city guard is killed in cold blood, the dishonored noblewoman Grace Hilren finds her adopted city fraying at the edges. The powerful Thieves’ Guild is out for vengeance, the city guard, for justice.  Both sides turn to the Death Dealer for assistance. Disillusioned and frustrated at being asked to kill the culprit for one side or bring him to justice for the other, Grace finds she must decide how she will proceed to keep violence from erupt
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It's Been a Hard Day's Night
I have been absent from DA for roughly a million years. I've mostly been updating on my website and blog and Facebook. (Behold shameless plugging) Anywho since my last DA journal/submission I have ended my contracted with Whiskey Creek Press and am self-publishing my novel Fallen Grace. It's due out in October and for the first time ever something I wrote will be in paperback! What?! Madness I know. So since my contract is over (mercifully over) I have been pouring all my creative energies into finishing the quartet. This is somewhat hampered by the fact I need to work OT all the time to a) pay for the joy of self-publishing, editors and c
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MelianMarionetteHobbyist General Artist
Hello.  Nice to meet you! My name is Melian! :heart:
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venortHobbyist Writer
Ahoy there, thanks for the favourite! Mind if I ask how you found it? (and whether you're planning on reading the second part/more stories from the setting?)
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ChildOfTheWestProfessional Writer
It was in a writers' group I'm in. I'll probably read the second part eventually. I had the first part marked to read for awhile before I finally got around to it.
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venortHobbyist Writer

Oh, okay, cool. If you're looking for more after the second part, Gaeth and Heliwr show up in an earlier story (Starvation, one of the first few in the folder marked Caraverse, which... should be kinda near the top of my deviations? I think I moved it, but I'm not 100%), but they were mostly there for the framing device in that case. I plan to have Heliwr play a major role in an upcoming story arc, but that's going to require a lot of setup elsewhere in the setting first.

Also, thanks for the watch! :D

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ChildOfTheWestProfessional Writer
I enjoyed what I read and I look forward to reading more.
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venortHobbyist Writer
okay, cool. long story short you might be in for a bit of a wait, though.
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Thanks for faving Never His!