Priestess - Chapter 11: The Strap The attendants moved slowly, once more it was almost an hour before they brought Aliera back to the stage. The pain had settled to a dull throbbing, but the movement when she stood up stretched the skin and set her whimpering again. She looked around: the bench… Continue reading Chapter 11 of Priestess by Rue Raven, The Strap
The Big "O" Spa I arrived at the Big "O" Spa ten minutes before my appointment was scheduled to begin. I was surprised when two young women in scrubs immediately came to great me and led me back to a white room with what looked like a gynecological exam table. Tables like that always give… Continue reading The Big “O” Spa, a free short story
Priestess - Chapter 10: The Paddle It was late afternoon now, as the the sun's light dimmed the torches were lit, dancing flames sending golden light over the expectant faces and the slick skin of the two on the stage. Blue-robed novices tended huge incense burners around the edge of the parade ground. Waves of… Continue reading Priestess Chapter Ten by Rue Raven!
There’s a reason that I’m calling Morganna Williams, Maddie Taylor, and Meredith O’Reilly the 3 Ms. That’s because the 3 of them share a newsletter, and that’s how it comes. And also, I’m just terribly amused by it. And as a side note, can I just say how awesome I think the name Morganna is? It’s not one you see a lot, so it’s so neat.
Anyway, back to Wonderfully Wicked. Morganna, Maddie, and Meredith have collectively written 12 stories. Many of them are pretty short, which is hard to do. I’ve heard writers say that writing really short stories are harder than writing the longer stories. I expect that would be true because trying to keep everything tight in 300 words would be harder than 3000 words. Not that any of the stories are that short, but you get what I’m saying, right?
Most of the stories are…
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Priestess - Chapter 9: The Offering Three days. Three days between the Contest and the Offering. A great deal can be done in three days. And it was. And now there was only one night. The final preparations were made. Aliera was prepared. She was bathed and massaged with scented oils. She had spent the… Continue reading Chapter Nine of Priestess by Rue Raven
Peace I stood in the window, looking out but seeing nothing. The strange sense of melancholy that had enveloped me for the last few days seemed to be thickening into a smothering shroud. My natural exuberance for life seemed lost in the cloying weight of a despair I didn't understand. You asked me what was… Continue reading Free story to celebrate being halfway to Friday!
Book Blub: The devil owes the Hatter a favor… … and he knows just what he wants for his prize. But unless he can corrupt sweet Alice, he cannot claim her—for one cannot steal a soul that isn’t tainted. That is... unless an innocent offers it of her own free will. THE WHITE QUEEN is… Continue reading Addison Cain is here with her new book The White Queen