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amanda_sheree: my baby, Annie, in my lap (Default)
Monday, October 6th, 2014 12:29 am
The following is my second completed prompt for Ladies Bingo.


Early Morning

Fog rolled off the hills and over the land in the gray daylight. A servant helped me into a wicker chair out on the balcony, then leaned my crutches against the wall. He dismissed himself with a nod of his head. Penna, my companion, perched beside me on the frosted glass table. Light flickered in her blood-orange eyes; dew lingered on her feathers from her early-morning flight. She was a Matagot—an animal spirit—and took the form of an eagle owl. She had chosen my family as hers centuries ago.

There was a breeze, and I shivered, pulling my white shawl tighter about me. A thin, rectangular box wrapped in pink paper rested in my lap. I had stuck a blue bow on top of it. Penna pretended not to be interested, but I caught her glances at the package. I giggled. “Not being very covert, are you, Penna?”
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amanda_sheree: my baby, Annie, in my lap (Default)
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 04:32 am
I've begun my first entry for Ladies Bingo. I have chosen "Early Morning." I hope to have it up soon. It may be finished tomorrow or even later today--this draft, at least--but I want to run it by some beta-readers first.