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The lovely and talented author, Jennifer M. Eaton, is celebrating her blogoversary and wants to celebrate by writing a story.  But she doesn’t want to write the story alone.  She wants everyone else to join with her and write it together.  You can find all the details on how to join here, and you can start reading the story here.

As I was the second in line to be tagged, I am offering up my contribution below.

She had to for if the Establishment discovered she’d snipped an olden leaf from the sacred Gleaming Tree, she’d be arrested, thrown into prison with the worst of criminals.  It wouldn’t matter she was only twelve years old.  The laws were clear.  Deface Argot’s most hallowed shrine and forfeit your life.

Marci bowed and whispered a thank you to the Gleaming Tree and fled down the hill, hurrying along the winding dirt road toward home.  She slowed her pace as she approached the outskirts of Argot.  The town bustled with the activity of ships porting in the harbor.  The Planetary Raiders had returned.  From the knoll of the bell tower in Logan Square, Marci looked out over the crowd, looking for her family. She spotted her pregnant mother and little sister waiting at Slip Three for the last of the flying armada to dock.  Excitement bubbled in her chest.  Daddy’s home!  She had to hurry.

Marci turned and scurried as fast as she could to the other side of town and plowed through the door of a small farmhouse.  She ran up the rickety steps to her room in the attic.

“Jenelle!  Jenelle!  I have it.  I brought the leaf like you asked.”

From a hole in the floor emerged a girl, no taller than a daisy, dressed in brown, her blonde hair cut short above her pointed ears.  She looked cautiously around.

“Did anyone see you?” Janelle asked.

Marci shook her head.  “No one, I promise.  I did exactly as you said.  Here.”  Marci opened the book and laid the wrapped leaf upon the floor.

Okay, so what are you waiting for?  Head on over to Jennifer’s site, sign up and participate in all the fun!

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