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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
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    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
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Stephen of Scarborough (Part Twenty-Four)


I flinched, pulling on my hood in a vain effort to shadow more of my face.

“You should have stayed in Scarborough.  Now, there is now where you can go where you are not known.  I’ll find you and then!”  A sword flashed into view, lunging for my gut.  I yelled and jumped backwards…

I toppled off the stump, landing hard on my back.  Oomph!  I heaved as my breath was knocked out of my lungs.  I exhaled, it had only been a dream.  Pulling myself to a sitting positioned I looked around Ludchurch.  All was quiet, William must have gone searching for firewood.  Standing, I placed my hands near my lower back and bent backward in a stretched.  My back popped several times and I sighed with relief. 

A pile of semi-finished arrow shafts sat beside the stump.  Another, with bark still clinging to its smooth surface, and a carving knife sat beside it, cast aside near my right foot. 

I must have fallen asleep while working on the arrows, I thought shaking my head, trying to get the disturbing images out of my brain.  It had been a long time since I had heard that voice and it was just as unpleasant as I remembered it. 

“By the saints!”  I turned to see William stumbling down the rock made “stairs” into the chasm with an armload of wood.  “I thought I’d never find this place again!  Either that or fall into it and break my neck.  Perhaps we should mark the entrance somehow.”  He dropped the wood in irritation.

I chuckled, “There is a ‘mark’ of sorts.  Just watch for the clusters of boulders and look for where the moss grows thickest on their tops.”

William raise an eyebrow, “Would have done me more good if you had said that to begin with.”

“Would have,” I repeated then ducked as William tossed a stick at me.

“Really Stephen, I don’t know where your head is most of the time.”

I shrugged, mumbling under my breath, “You probably don’t want to know.”

“Well,” William flopped down and leaned against the cliff wall.  “Know what?”

“We need supplies, and more men.  I know…”

“More men?  What exactly are you planning Stephen?”  William asked with note of suspicion hidden in his voice.

“I’m going to get the money my father needs to pay his depts.”

“And you need more men for this?”

I nodded, “Remember the band I use to have?”

“I remember you telling me of it.  But what does that have to do with anything?  If I remember correctly it was starting that band that got you outlawed in the first place.”

“True, and now I’m going to use that same band to change that.”

William eyed me blankly then threw his hands into the air.  “Alright, I give up.  How?”

“First, we need to see a man by the name of Ieuan Baugh*.”

*YEH-vahn Baw (“baw” rhymes with “law”)
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  1. Garret Maytum

     /  August 12, 2010


  2. Daniel

     /  August 12, 2010

    w00t!!! got the story unstuck now?

  3. Awesome! 😀

  4. storygirl308

     /  August 13, 2010

    Glad you all like it. 😀


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