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The Enchanted Forest: 10. Baby Blues

Again Kari awoke in a strange place with no clear idea how she got there. “Lisa?” she called, but of her friend there was no sign. She couldn’t remember exactly what had happened, except there had been a silver knight … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 8. The Silver Knight

Barely had Lisa got control of her mount when Rika screamed. Up ahead, the giant limped towards her, its foul face contorted with an ugly scowl. The beast was huge – even on horseback her eyes were level with its … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 7. Shining Armour

Descending the cliff, which they did by following a stream down through a crack in the rock, was like travelling to a different time and place. Instead of the pine forest with its carpet of needles, its holly bushes, hawthorns … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 6. A Guide Book

Lisa stared at Rika, uncertain how to react to the calm intensity with which the awful confession was delivered. She had known of course that the practice of slavery persisted on the continent, but this was her first confrontation with … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 5. Knitting Needles

Waking to warm sunshine is always welcome, but finding yourself wrapped naked in a blanket on the edge of a cliff – with no idea how you got there – is disconcerting. Kari awoke with a murmur of pleasure, then … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 4. Waking Up

Lisa woke to bright daylight as the wizard ambled about opening the windows. The inside surfaces of the shutters were polished silver, and they fell open at an angle that reflected the blue sky above. Rika slept on undisturbed, nestled … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 3. Hot Water

At the summit of a steep hill, the wizard’s lamp revealed an iron trelliswork, rusted with age and thickly entwined with sickly-looking bramble. Kari recoiled at the sight of it, partly from fear of the iron, but mostly from the … Continue reading

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