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The all too familiar jolt snaps me out of the nothingness. A slow tingle morphing into acute electrocution as my mind reattaches itself to my body.
The words I have seen countless times before throughout the ages glisten in glyphs on the weathered stone walls of this underground chamber. The only light, the magic strands knitting my body back together.
How long has it been this time I wonder. Decades? Centuries since I was last summoned? Beheaded by the people, I stood firm to the last – even the guillotine did not deter me from donning all my finery.
I cursed them then and in doing so cursed myself to an eternity stuck in the in-between. The place that is nowhere and nothing. A realm where my mind lingers until a dark one is born who seeks to call me forth, call me to do his bidding once more…
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?
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