How to Respond to Literary Criticism: or, The One Minute Trial by Combat Rule

Title: How to Respond to Literary Criticism: or, The One Minute Trial by Combat Rule
Author: Ellenscult
Fandom: Original Work
Genre: Original fiction
Relationship(s): Gen
Content Rating: PG-13
Warnings: No Beta; minor ritualised violence
Word Count: 1088
Summary: In a world in which the response to taking offence at something is to challenge the offender to a one-minute trial by combat, it can be hazardous working in publishing. Be careful what you say!

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Raven’s Shadow – Prologue & Chapter One

Title: Raven’s Shadow
Series: Ancient Mystics
Series Order: 1
Author: DarkJediQueen
Fandom: Original Fiction
Genre: Original Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural, Het, Pre-Relationship,
Relationship(s): Elian Darkan/Raven Shadow, Minor Background Pairings,
Content Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Please See Full List Inside Story Post
Word Count: 6,595
Summary: Elian has always had vivid dreams. He dreams of trees that are burnt and still living. He dreams of a woman covered in blood and carrying an arm. He dreams of running through the woods on all fours. His parents tried to fix him when he was younger but they were unable. The dreams stay with him to this day.

Now he is starting to have visual and auditory hallucinations that are getting worse. He feels that the world is expanding and getting smaller at the same time. He doesn’t know what to do to save himself.

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