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A Light in the Dark Chapter 1

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A Light in the Dark Chapter 1

She stood and watched the darkness fade into shades of milky blue and soft yellows.  There was no vibrant glow of sunrise this day.  No birds to sing her awake.  Melaina sighed and shook out her still growing mane in annoyance with herself. Today was no different than any other day.  Except today she knew when she wandered away from the herd, she would not return come sunset.  She had spoken of her discontent to her dam when they had had a few moments together, but Omorfia did not have the desire to wander like Melaina did, and Melaina was not content like her dam to stay in one place, even if it was with a herd of her own kind. So today, in

A light in the Dark Chapter 5

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A light in the Dark Chapter 5

"He is a loner thats for sure." An older mare stated before snorting. "I am Desdemona, and here is Cleopatra and Spring Winds" She said in turn. This chocolate coloured mare was clearly the unnamed matriarch, though all 3 of them had the air of ageless wisdom that was a sure sign of their position in the larger herd.  Imber had immediately deferred to them so Mel did the same, touching noses with each of the mares to catch their scent. "I am grateful for your welcome, I had no idea that such a place could even exist." She murmured staring around her. "We are lucky indeed," Cleopatra said with pride shaking her braided and beaded mane as they

A light in the Dark Chapter 3

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A light in the Dark Chapter 3

A branch slapped her across the face making her toss her head back and snort in alarm.  It immediately tangled in her mane like fingers seeking hidden knots, tugging and pulling.  How she hated this unending forest that seemed to stretch onwards always over the horizon.  For almost a month Naiyah had moved steadily north and east through moorland and then meadows and fields and now into the depths of ancient woodland.  The wind had been as unrelenting as the view; damp, misty with a constant aroma of decay.  Now and again she had smelt wood smoke and twice she had run in terror from dogs and the sound of humans hunting the magnificent deer wh

Dark Road to Nowhere Chapter 1

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Dark Road to Nowhere Chapter 1

It was like running at full tilt into a brick wall, and it stripped the air from his lungs. In pain and fear he screamed into the darkness that enveloped him, to his friends, to his goddess, to anybody who might hear who might be able by some miracle to save him.  It was to no avail, he fell seemingly forever, his body torn and bruised his mind racing in terror, unable to flee, the utter silence raging in his ears, drowning him in the absence of light and sound.   He thought he was going mad, and laughed at how absurd that might sound to somebody other than himself.  He wondered if he was still alive, or in his own body, perhaps the tearing h

Dark Road to Nowhere Chapter 2

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Dark Road to Nowhere Chapter 2

The mare next to him snorted and moved away with the rest of the herd, but Fabio was tired of playing mundane.  He stayed where he was on the open pasture and watched them. They didn't look back, and they didn't wait for him to catch them up.  They had been polite, but he was not of their kind and they knew it and it made them nervous.  They had never asked where he had come from nor how long he would stay, but it had been months of their time and the lazy summer had turned to autumn.  His leg had healed and he was ready to try and find some of his own kind.  His heart had settled into a steely anger at what had been done to him that slow bur

A Light in the Dark Chapter 4

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A Light in the Dark Chapter 4

The dawn chorus woke her with the first rays of sunshine peeking through the trees surrounding the ruins.  He was already gone and no warmth was left from the fire he had created and for a moment she half believed that she had imagined him until he appeared again at the doorway.  His pale mane and muzzle covered in shining drops of water which cascaded off him as he shook his head.  They stood there staring at each other awkwardly until once more the bells began to toll down the valley. "Time to go,"  He said flickering his ears at the sound. "Where?" "The Vale.  You will find other Cavitto to assist you."  He responded as he turned and lead

Dark Road to Nowhere Chapter 3

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Dark Road to Nowhere Chapter 3

It had been days since Hades' visit, but Fabio could not erase the gods words from his head.  Elysium.  No Cavitto he knew had ever been there, but Hades had his own herd, and they had suffered no harm from being in hell, had they?  Had they too been banished like the Cavitto who called Olympus their home?  Too many questions and no answers. Rustling in the undergrowth alerted him moments before a dog bounced out to yap at his feet. Fabio snarled at the dog, warning it to stay away from him.  The dog seemed oblivious to Fabio's unfriendly response and gave up to bounce away, its ears flopping around its head as it went.  If there were dogs ar

A Light in the Dark Chapter 2

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A Light in the Dark Chapter 2

She walked on, heading towards the east.  It was no direction in particular, but she liked the warmth of the morning sun on her face and over her back as it rose higher bringing new colour to the world and waking all the myriad creatures that inhabited it.  Above her larks and swallows caught insects and in a field somewhere to the south of her, she could hear cattle lowing as they moved towards the barns for feeding and milking.  She considered their trust in the humans for a moment as she paused and picked through a patch of clover.  They weren't very stupid, but they were easily pleased and liked the structure of familiar schedules.  It wa

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You have a beautiful gallery! Am I allowed to use your photography images as drawing/pose references for my artwork?

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You absolutely may :) Let me know how you get on!

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