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The Old Ballroom
by Terrie Leigh Relf
I recently discovered an old photo from before . . . It was slipped within a book of verse from an unknown, but most disturbing author. I admit to being horror-struck that I almost threw the photo in the bin just as it quickened layer upon layer of delightful memories. After all, Grande-Maman did so love to invite the local intellectual types and artists to her affairs that were quite popular throughout the village. Since I was not yet of age, Grande-Maman insisted that I watch from behind the decorative screens. She was wise in this, as I was able to watch her artistry unveiled . . .
hiss of wind
echoes of chains
skeletal hand over heart
Fiction © Copyright Terrie Leigh Relf
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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For thousands of Earth years, the Transgalactic Consortium has had a quiet interest in this planet and its inhabitants, the Haurans. While the Sisterhood of the Blood Moon works together with the Consortium and Haurans to maintain balance in the universe, the Blood Moon is fast approaching. The power of this moon reveals untold secrets . . . including a sacred covenant with the Mora Spiders. There is an ancient pact that needs to be honored—but at what cost and for whose purpose? The world may come to an end. But will there be a chance for a new beginning?