The Spell

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Chairman Goodchild
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The Spell

Post by Chairman Goodchild » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:27 pm

Once a year, at dawn’s first light, the dead can be brought back to life. The spell is simple to prepare and cast. Father kneels, holding her, hugging her, kissing her and weeps. She is always as she was before, never remembering her parade of returns in years gone by.

For one day, the world makes sense again. Then the sun’s last rays fall behind the horizon and she is gone. The days until next year stretch before Father like an endless gray fog. It has been said such magic is a terrible curse, but Father knows this is untrue.

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Re: The Spell

Post by Caustic Reverie » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:52 pm

Nice one!

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Re: The Spell

Post by pondspider » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:19 pm

I like the narrative style of this. Draws me in. Feels like it could be developed into something longer.

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Re: The Spell

Post by strawman » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:24 pm

Maybe a little too poetic for mainline DC, but I also really like it.
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Re: The Spell

Post by Horrorshow » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:57 am

Very nicely written, Chairman Goodchild. I enjoy reading your drabbles.

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