It takes extreme circumstances to make us admit our failings and view ourselves without self defense. But assuming we survive, we are usually the better for it.
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Eleven: …and Found (Continued)
Previously: Gina stalled for time as princess Feyrdú waited to take her life.
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Gina continued her “confession,” desperately plagiarizing, “…and each time I put on the ring, I stayed invisible for a longer and longer time…”
The pixie princess stood up on Gina’s chin, tossing back her raven mane. Her eyes narrowed. She stabbed Gina on the end of the nose, causing her to grimace with pain. “Seesquee! Heesnog! The Dragonmeer has been toying with us. This is not a confession, it is a tale—a very good tale, but a tale, no less!”
“You must speak your confession now or not at all!”
“But there’s so much to confess. I’ll tell you what: I’ll start with the little stuff, and then—”
“Heesnog, Seesquee!” Feyrdú barked as she…
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