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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
When her contact with the outside world mysteriously cuts off, Mara must journey beyond her home in order to rectify the situation.

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Chapter 1

Submitted: April 17, 2017

The metal is cold in my hand despite the warmth of the day, and the slight clicking of the keys draws my ear. Brushing the calluses on ... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: April 17, 2017

The two days pass in a much similar manner as those before it. I have added another hand’s breadth to my crochet project, but I soon ru... Read Chapter

chapter 3

Submitted: April 17, 2017

The well is empty. Alarm bells are ringing in my head as I stare down the shoot, hands braced on the frail wall. The dirt bottom sm... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: April 17, 2017

  Nothing but ash remains, the skeletons of buildings and humans alike blackened beyond recognition. I only see a few bodies, so... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: April 18, 2017

With that morbid statement, I set off to track the perpetrators. I could look for footprints and follow those, but to eliminate the possi... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: April 19, 2017

My fingernails are dirty. My feet, too. Mama is going to be mad because I just got out of the bath, but I wanted to work outside again. ... Read Chapter

chapter 7

Submitted: April 23, 2017

Sorry for the delay; I was gone on vacation Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: April 27, 2017

Instead of heading back to the burnt out settlement, I head towards the tree line. I am going to need more than an instrument to travel ... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: April 29, 2017

“Since you’re camped practically on my doorstep, I had gathered that much. So what do you want?” My voice is gruff. I am faintly al... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: April 30, 2017

This is a flashback Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: May 07, 2017

Sorry for the long duration between chapters; I had a serious case of writer's block. Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: May 13, 2017

“How soon will you be ready to travel?” The sooner we leave, the sooner I can get back. He runs a hand along his beard. “This a... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: July 22, 2017

His smile does not move, “Sure, Ellias. I am still grateful, all the same.” He turns away, ensuring he has the last word. I let out a... Read Chapter

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