Story: The Rod

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Story: The Rod

Postby greenway » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:51 am

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The Rod By Will Greenway On Aarlen's eleventh birthday, Father gave her a sword and said by the time a year passed she would take a man's life with it. Now, the bone-colored courtyard walls seemed to close around her. She gripped the sword's hilt. The cool metal numbed her callused hand. The rankness of smoke and decay hung in the air. Father's words of a year ago gnawed at her. Today was Aarlen's twelfth birthday.Studying the crenelated walls veined with crimson, Aarlen wondered how far she could get if she climbed over. Her back burned with the memory of her last ...
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