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The withering season has fallen once more, and this lonely path along the river of tears knows well your weary tread. A reflection stares back from within the sacred chalice, the one in which your dreams have drowned. Somewhere deep within the witch’s mind resides a secret that holds the key to Zion. Engage in the consumption of her majesty’s divine offering of sanguine sangria, and you shall rest eternal in her Elysian fields.
She is likened to that of an angel, warming those whom have only known the cold. To others, she is that of a dragon, harboring a beast within that will burn any man to ash. What is done returns with a vengeance that runs deeper than the blood in your veins. So be careful of rejoicing in the pain of the antagonist, in the presence of the druidess.
She is the white witch of the wild. She is the eyes of Elysium. Take care not to dine upon the flesh of your fellow man in the literal and metaphorical as you enter the netherrealm. The words which spill forth from her lips are as honey to the bee, and cursed are those who only taste bitter vinegar. As the season of death has arrived, remember to hasten as she beckons you, for she is the keeper of Eden, and you will surely find your place in Elysium.
Fiction © Copyright Tawny Kipphorn
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