Sisters of String and Glass, Part —

This is something of a lie. There is no next part of this story this week. In theory, I have time to get the next chapter lightly edited and scheduled, but, in actuality, I'm putting myself into pretzels over Tuesday's review, so I'm choosing to forego posting Sisters this week so I can write that … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part —

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

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 88

Chapter Nineteen - continued "What nonsense is this?" King Alon demanded. "He is not yet wed. Merike will marry him." Lawrence quickly held up a placating hand. "Not so, Your Majesty. Here in the Glass Kingdom, declaration to court is just short of an agreement to marriage. In due time the Duke and my daughter … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 88

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 87

Chapter Nineteen - continued "Lawrence," King Gray heralded, relief in his voice and shoulders. "Thank you for coming so quickly." "A missing prince and handmaiden," Lawrence said shortly, punctuated with a sharp nod. "Kidnapping or runaway?" "Uncertain," King Gray cut in quickly, casting a glare at the other king. "The handmaiden would not flee her … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 87

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 86

Chapter Nineteen - continued Adrian pulled his fingers into fists for a moment. Abigail would never marry him if he were to become king. James would never forgive him for telling all assembled he had likely run away with the handmaiden. Andalissa's hand fell on his shoulder. Startled, he turned to her. She didn't say … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 86

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 85

Chapter Nineteen It was while my sister was examining the glass dome that she heard a melodic sound, like that of something small and bright striking the glass. Beside her, a young man rushed past. His golden hair was in disarray and he was hastily pulling a hood over it. His bright eyes were nervous … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 85

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 84

Chapter Eighteen - continued Camille couldn't help it; her hackles rose. "Adrian will never love a woman like Madeline." Muriel pressed her lips together until they turned white. "We shall see how events turn out. Come, Madeline. We must make you presentable." Madeline spared a last haughty glare at Camille before she let her mother … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 84

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 83

Chapter Eighteen - continued It was with a considerable degree of reluctance and trepidation that Camille headed back into the Manor, but it was cold, even in the summer-blessed trees. She furiously rubbed her hands together as she walked back in through the kitchens, replacing the cloak as she went. There was a great deal … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 83

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 82

Chapter Eighteen - continued She walked quickly, looking for a private place to speak with her sister. Her eyes darted around, but the streets were now filled with people, and the clanging alarms were starting to give her a headache., She huffed and hiked up her skirts to race back to Olidan Manor. She bypassed … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 82

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 81

Chapter Eighteen - continued The knights only stared her down. No matter how important her father was to the king, their orders overrode everything. She stared back, certain the men would be narrowing their eyes and glaring at her if they could. She gritted her teeth and raised her chin. Even if Adrian and Abigail … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 81