Evil does not create. Its aim is to distort, to make a mockery of what has already been created.
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Twenty-Four: The Long Night (continued)
Previously: After many desperate days of anticipation, Gina was finally called to face her Questing Beast.
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She managed to get to her feet, despite the broadsword’s thrashing. She reached over her shoulder and in one continuous motion, as Buigor had instructed, slid the heavy blade out and brought it down in front of her. The moment she did, it began tugging her down the stairs as firmly as if there were a fish at the other end (or was she the fish?). Her first impulse was to call to Zack for help, then she remembered that he wasn’t allowed to help; she had to face the Beast alone. She desperately wanted to call out, but fought the urge and continued down the stairs.
Gina reached the…
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