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The Attic Library
by Terrie Leigh Relf
Even as a child, my great niece, Lorraine had been an avid reader. The books in my attic library, however, had been forbidden to her until she came of age. Furthermore, these precious tomes were locked inside a wood-and-glass case built to protect them from dust, mites, moisture, and curious eyes. It was my private sanctuary, a place where I could savor my collection of ancient historical rites, mysticism, and all-things magic. It’s such a shame that when Lorraine did come of age, she could no longer read. Such beautiful green eyes she had . . . She had always promised to read to me as my vision faded with old age, and now that I have her eyes, she will.
Fiction © Copyright Terrie Leigh Relf
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The Sisterhood of the Blood Moon
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?
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Good one, Terrie! Very short, very shocking!
What a wicked little piece – so much atmosphere in so few words