Sisters of String and Glass, Part 98

Chapter Twenty-One - continued "No," Camille said softly, her arms loosening until they hung loosely at her sides as her steps stilled before her windows. "I mean I'm sorry about thrusting you onto the throne." She didn't hear her sister sigh, but she knew it's what Abigail must be doing. "It's not your fault. If … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 98

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 97

Chapter Twenty-One - continued "Are you sure?" Abigail whispered through the glass later that night. Camille furiously paced across her bedroom. Her nightgown swirled around her ankles as she turned, but she was hardly aware of anything outside of her sister's voice. "Completely sure, Gail," Camille assured her. "What daughter calls her mother by her … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 97

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 96

Chapter Twenty-One - continued Camille rested her fork on her plate with not a small degree of regret before rising to gently press a kiss to her father's cheek. As expected, he didn't look up, but she did see his fingers clench more tightly around his own fork. The slightest indication he was aware she … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 96

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 95

Chapter Twenty-One - continued "Well, how lovely," Muriel finally pushed out. For long seconds, nothing else was heard but the clinking of silverware on porcelain plates. Until, "I wonder what has happened to Abigail." Camille forced her hands to keep moving. "Oh, I believe she might be at the castle," she said casually. "She and … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 95

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 94

Chapter Twenty-One The prince took my sister into his confidence, if she would only help him. My sister was not one to deny him, ever curious as she is. The prince told her his mother, the widowed queen, insisted he marry a princess, keep their bloodline pure. My sister snorted at that, as unladylike as … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 94

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 93

Chapter Twenty - continued "Well," Rose said briskly, the hem of her long skirts brushing against the stone floor as she approached Abigail. "I have a solution to getting you back to the Glass Kingdom, but I'm afraid it'll take about a day." Abigail trailed after Rose as they left the portal room. Unlike a … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 93

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 92

Chapter Twenty - continued Abigail stood in the portal room with James and Poppy, eyeing what looked like a floating mirror with misgivings. Her grandfather had never described the portal, but, somehow, this was not what she expected. "On the other side," Rose was saying, "we'll get your clothing changed so you look like you … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 92

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 91

Chapter Twenty - continued "We do have a problem," James said softly. "We want nothing more than to go through and be masked, but, once we leave, the spell on Poppy's legs will dissipate." Rose's head dipped a little. "I believe we can help you, but it also comes at a cost." "I'll pay it," … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 91

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 90

Dear Reader, I attempted something interesting for the next couple of chapters. For the past few months, I've been getting allergy shots that tend to make me very sleepy, so I decided it would be interesting to see how well I could write while fighting to keep my eyes open and my mind from wandering … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 90

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 89

Chapter Nineteen - continued Merike turned to King Gray, a cold smile on her lips, her eyes like chips off an iceberg near the Great North. The breeze played only around her, dancing with her skirts and laughing through her short hair. "I hope you are ready to lose your crown, Your Majesty," she said, … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 89