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- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
- Mark A. Morris
- David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
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- Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball
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Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball
Miranda says: LMAO, loooooved this. The scenario (well both of them) are all to common to me. Internet trolls are everywhere and sometimes I have a hard time not engaging the beast. And then there’s my fatty fat fat orange tabby cat who loves dairy. Except mine wouldn’t have the good graces to look guilty if caught doing something she wasn’t supposed to do.
Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Miranda says: Hahahaha loooooved this too. Badass book store owner taking no shit from the local schmuck (or asshole). Also another great integration into the prompt, breaking it up in between two different people all the while keep the word order intact.
Mary Decker | @mishmhem
Miranda says: Well this was quite unexpected but just as delightful. Here you think the narrator is in a spat with some person at her workplace and then BAM! Great job. I think I may like this more than I should just because of having worked in an office environment for so long. LOL Who cares, either way, “I miss my mind the most.”
David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
Miranda says: This was most excellent! I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Great story telling! Your tag said that this was an AU tale – very interesting. I’d love to see what this is originally based on.
Minjonet smiled reassuringly, but kept her eyes on the draconic beast prowling the river bank less than twenty feet below them. The poisonous gas seeping from its body would cause irreparable harm if it wasn’t stopped soon. The tired eyed environmental science major didn’t want to leave her Young Science Sunday group, but she couldn’t see any better option.
“I need you to stay quiet and out of sight. I’ll draw the monster away.”
This set off a chain reaction of frightened sobs. Minjonet pulled her charges into a protective embrace, quieting and comforting them at once.
“Remember,” she continued, “our city is protected by magical girls now. If you all wish for it, I think one will appear and save us.”
The children as placated as they were going to be, the intrepid undergrad took up her walking stick and circled silently around the venom dragon. Her stick turned to crystal and grew into a magnificent staff. Minjonet also felt herself change as her flannel and jeans changed to a shimmering ethereal dress, a birch crown wove itself into her expanding hair and her ears grew pointed as she completed her transformation into a blue hued elf.
“Protect the children,” she whispered to a nearby family of deer.
Finally she confronted her foe, drawing its attention by dramatically planting the Staff of Animal Empathy between them.
“I’d like you to leave, please.”
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