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Creature

“I just got a report of another attack, Your Majesty.”

Maury turned toward the messenger who brought the news. “Like the others?”

“Yes.”

“And the hunters?”

“The hunting party is still out, but the last report said they lost the creature in the woods.”

“Keep me informed.”

The messenger bowed and left the room, and Maury turned to the old woman who sat on the chair to the right of the throne. “Any insights, Ada?”

“The creature is not natural, that much I know. Magic was involved in its creation. Magic stronger and more powerful than any I can claim.”

“Can it be stopped?”

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About Avily Jerome

Avily Jerome is a writer and the editor of Havok Magazine. Her short stories have been published in various magazines, both print and digital. She has judged several writing contests and is a writing conference teacher and presenter. She writes speculative fiction, her ideas ranging from almost-real-world action/adventures to epic fantasies to supernatural thrillers.

23 comments on “Creature

  1. I knew I liked Maury better for a reason!

  2. The brothers still intrigue me most. Where did William get magic? Does it go back to the man the king dealt with in “The Storm”? Ada could inform us more clearly on that… Where did she come from? :) All things are good.

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