The Thief March 26, 2021

The Morning After

I have a love/hate relationship with crowds. I love how easily you can get lost in them but I hate having so many people so close to me. My therapist said it was because I couldn’t control the situation or anyone else around me. He’s probably right. I do have a slight issue with control but I already knew that, so I fired him and ate street tacos for the next month. There’s really no better comfort food combination than taco and whiskey.

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Astral Witch March 23, 2021

An Unexpected Visitor

My eyes widened, and my mouth fell open at the man standing before me. He hadn’t changed in five years. He still had the same chocolate brown glance, the wavy brown hair, and the smile that made his eyes dance. The same man who had left me standing at the altar because he had to chase an important story. It was because of him that I had sworn off men forever.

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Haunted Hunter March 22, 2021

The Big Move

I knew just then that this was the place for me. My first exposure to Native Americans was when I was eleven. Grandfather had me reading The Last of the Mohicans along with a grueling eight-week practice course with spears and hatchets. The book was brilliant, and I was instantly hooked. I could not get enough, so I kept reading whatever I could find. I was fascinated with their way of life and often fancied myself as one of them.

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Ocean Protector March 19, 2021

A Strange Homecoming, Part III

Valen let out a primal yell of joy, and I beamed up at him. I knew that even though I loved him, and he loved me, the likelihood that this union would go ahead would be slim to none. There were so many in the community who were against forward-thinking that it would be an uphill battle. I was not lying though, I would marry him, but I also knew that eventually, he would end up paired with someone in his own class, and I would be left alone. Why then did I say yes?

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Burn King March 18, 2021

Follow the White Rabbit

I snarl at him, my eyes lighting up with fire even as I feel the furnace within me erupt. A serpentine tongue of flame bursting from my mouth as I look up at him. I lick a stripe up his face as he lets loose a blood-curdling howl, his skin melting like candle wax.

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Baby Angel March 15, 2021

Silence

The sigh that slid through my being at the sound of his voice was expected but not forced. Herbie was my constant, even more so than my brother and sister. He was my best friend, and I hoped his reach was as long as I assumed. A hippie werewolf from New Orleans had to have friends everywhere, right?

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Astral Witch March 12, 2021

A Botched Operation

My goal with each operation was to entrap the spirit in an amulet. It’s not as easy as it sounds, and they never cooperated by just stepping into the jewel. There were times when extreme measures had to be taken.

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The Last Dragon Prince March 11, 2021

Mother

“No matter what your father says or does, you do what you think is right. You have a fire in your heart, my boy, and you will change the world,” she says before letting out a wicked cough. “You are my son, and I am so proud of you. Stay true to who you are, and you will find your way.”

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Rougarou March 8, 2021

Cold Hard Cell

I know my eyes are crimson, so I close them, containing the beast that as it bucks against my control. I don’t know what it is about New Orleans, but ever since I got here, my body is reacting as if every day is a full moon.

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Ocean Protector March 6, 2021

A Strange Homecoming, Part II

I watched as my king, my Regis, sighed as if a great weight was settling on his shoulders. “I know that my father asked you to take up Lochlyn’s post.” I hissed with a sudden intake of breath. “I am not going to ask you that, even though it would make me happy.” Valen ran his hand through his hair, and the look on his face was almost sheepish. He was beautiful.

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