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Yet another Halloween, a night of freedom, terror and dark. A night where I might revert to form and prowl the land as I did before.
A night to lurk, to become one with dark magics and shadows alike. A night where I shed my human form and transform into my original self.
My eyes see all, the trick or treaters parading down dimly lit streets where children laugh, giggle and skip. My inky coat melts seamlessly into the dark vacuums between realms – the ones which only creatures of the night can see, as I wait and watch. Watch and wait for sugar-drunk children to stumble back into the warmth of their homes, for the lights of houses to extinguish one by one until all that’s left is the eerie glow of the crescent moon – my cue that the true All Hallow’s Eve is about to commence- where imps and elves, banshee and witch alike will come together for one unholy night and together weave the dark magic matter to balance the light.
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
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More from Ela Lourenco:
Katra is a Fae Hunter in a world once ravaged by a terrible war. Having lost all memory of her childhood and rightful identity, her duty is now to protect the tentative peace brokered by the varying races of the supernatural world. When an evil darkness begins to spread, draining young witches of their power, Katra must find a way back to her true past in order to save the future.
Enduring many trials as ever-increasing powers awaken within her, Katra must also struggle with the mixed emotions her new partner, Blade – a Black Dragon – is rousing within her. Together they must battle the shadows that plan to devour the world they know and prevent its decent into another thousand-year war.
Can Katra hold onto her strength as the truth of her very being begins to unravel? Can she bear the weight that ancient prophecy has placed on her young shoulders? Or is her destiny to regain her true self, only to lose the world she is sworn to protect?