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Darkened Daughter

He was handsome Tara thought, eyes set on the young man dragged before her father for execution. The council members had attempted to convince her that there would be a fair trial, an opportunity for the boy to convince them that no real harm had be done and he would no doubt be sent home that evening.

Tara watched him pale as his knees stuck to the congealed blood sticking to the throne room floor. His wasn’t the first trial of the day.


I’m going to try and write ten thousand words in the next couple of days. Five thousand today and five thousand tomorrow. I need to try and get on with these novels, especially since the notes for them are starting to take up far more space than is currently available in my room.

Wish me luck!

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers here on Writing and Works.

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