Allie. Chapter 25. Selling Your Story.

“We can’t let them separate us,” Serenity snapped, her voice tinged with desperation. “My babies stay here.” Allie struggled to meet Serenity’s eyes. “You’re not the only one who cares about their animals. My pigs are like children to me too.” “Dragons are not mere animals,” Serenity said, her cheeks flushed with color. “They are... Continue Reading →

Allie. Chapter 21. Clueing the Reader in.

“Thirty years,” Frank said, laying a hand on Allie’s shoulder.Allie flinched, realizing she’d been staring at the front gate of her old home. “Thirty years for what?”Frank frowned. “It’ll be roughly thirty years until we return.”Allie’s heart suddenly grew heavy. “Before we return here? How do you know?”“Because that’s how long it was last time…... Continue Reading →

Allie. Chapter 16. Letting Characters Decide the Plot.

“Water, please,” Allie whispered, standing with her hands tied behind her back. Frank stood beside her outside the city gates, watching as Serenity’s caravan approached. He lifted the water jug to her mouth, letting her take a small swig before pulling it back. Allie sighed appreciatively, licking her lips. “Thank you.” Frank nodded, frowning. “I’m... Continue Reading →

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