Infernal

“The fire-breather had three lives in total. One for discovery, one for degradation, and one for redemption.”
Infernal by @joycechuawrites
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Assignment

What sounded like the final crackle of the firewood drowned with the waves and ocean breeze. Brianne hasn’t said more than a few pleasantries since the last of the Clan’s core members arrived about 15 minutes ago. The night sky, navy and unchanging, hung over them, the rhythm of waves permeating the background, at least … More Assignment

We Met on Memory Lane

The Memory Lane gang was named after the road on which they all first met. Their encounter certainly wasn’t by any sort of intention, for the five of them couldn’t be more different. As it were, their fates entwined that sweltering afternoon on Memory Lane, just a ten-minute drive from the university dorm. It might … More We Met on Memory Lane

A Slinger’s Bane

There’s only so many times you can wake up to the chaotic cacophony of war; the strident, singing shots of gunfire and the screams of dying souls before you learn to hate it. For Kaetheia, it only took one morning—one morning that turned into 25 years, thanks to the contract she wore chained around her … More A Slinger’s Bane

February Prompt

Hello, dearest readers! Your Muses have been on a little hiatus, but we’re desperate to get back to writing stories. Originally, we had a prompt for December last year picked out that excited us, but the holidays didn’t help the already chaotic lives we’re living and we never even got to have a crack at … More February Prompt

A Spider’s Warning

I’ve always suffered from bad dreams. I’m not sure where the suffering came from—or used to come from, rather. But memories from my childhood aren’t complete without remembering the night terrors, without vivid recollections waking up with a cold sweat, the shakes, only being able to wake up at all because of the screaming. I … More A Spider’s Warning

The World She Knew

She expected to die by a gunshot, but it still came as a surprise as she felt the bullet impact mere seconds before her head turned off. Instead of everything turning dark, she saw bright, white light traveling at her, faster and faster—or perhaps she was traveling towards it. She didn’t have the brain capacity … More The World She Knew

Inside the Globe

The day he realized everything was outside of his control was the day he decided to change. To hide. What else could he do, after learning he was trapped inside a globe? He wasn’t sure exactly how he found out. In fact, he wasn’t quite sure of anything. He couldn’t remember his past and had … More Inside the Globe