Scarlett Moon

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Chapter 1

THURSDAY, 19/11/2133

She was running.

The houses blurred on either side of her as she sprinted on ahead. Her bare feet kicked up dirt with each step. Her ears rendered useless by the cacophony of screams. The ruckus was interrupted by the occasional explosion, jumbling her senses.

She saw them up ahead: the culprits responsible for the destruction of their village. The bandits who ran around attacking her friends and neighbors. While there were more than she could count, she could see one of them in the center of the road. They were shrouded in dark clothing, a hood pulled over their head and obscuring enough of their face that she could not identify them.

She could, however, see that their lips were contorted in a gruesome smile.

She slowed at the sight. Where have I seen that before?


Read Scarlett Moon in order:

Scarlett Moon, Chapter 2

Her soft voice had trailed off, prompting her subordinate to sneak a peek in her direction. The princess’s confident mask had cracked; her blue eyes had frozen over, staring off at nothing in particular as she wrung her hands. Alice caught Scarlett’s eyes and lowered hers to the ground below, swallowing the lump in her throat so as to continue.

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Scarlett Moon, Chapter 3

She saw the angel before he noticed her. He was in the corner that was converted into a chicken coop; his back was turned, arched as he bent forward slightly to reach into the bucket he held. He lifted a fistful of feed out from the oversized can and tossed the mixture haphazardly at his feet. The chickens had swarmed him, pecking at the kernels and oats on the ground.

She had turned to leave him to the barnyard chores when he spoke up.

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