Tapestry: Strands of Yellow and Blue
Published by Cady Elizabeth Arnold at Smashwords
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This is a work of fiction. The names of actual historical locations and/or the ancestral names associated with them are used merely to lend authenticity. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses or events is entirely coincidental.
Cover art and map by WTArnold
For Bill, my rock, my home.
For all the children who have been sacrificed, tiny and grown, never yield to the lure of the Beast.
These are the words I cannot speak. These are the words no one knows. These are the words I carry alone.
I run through a black forest. Branches tear at my face, grabbing my hair like hands. I am breathing fierce and hard, making rasping sounds in the back of my throat, which burns with each inhalation. I focus upon one thing: speed. All other considerations are but tiny specks at the back of my mind. “Faster, faster,” I chant. “Faster, faster still!” I lose myself in the motion of legs and arms and lungs. Me disappears, pulling away from I. Me is floating above, watching a child dressed in white running through the night.