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June 19th, 2008

I was so sure that everyone would overlook the incident of the day before. “After all,” I’d reasoned over my bedtime glass of milk, “it’s only what anyone in their right mind would have done. They’re probably more likely to applaud my presence of mind than get snappish. And even if they do, which I will not admit to being anything but doubtful, it will only amount to a minor twenty-second scolding.”

So immersed was I in these thoughts that I didn’t even notice that the milk had tasted odd. When I awoke I found that I had been taken. Read more


  1. Josiah
    June 29th, 2008 at 12:46 | #1

    What’s the difference between this and Code Mauve Clairvoyance?

  2. The Oracle of the Closet
    June 29th, 2008 at 13:08 | #2

    It has official status now and as chapter one should be coming out in the next few days, I wanted them together.

  3. Rachel
    July 2nd, 2008 at 11:18 | #3

    where’s chapter 1?

  4. idreamwing
    September 19th, 2008 at 00:21 | #4

    I don’t know why, but Filbert sounds very feminine in this prologue. I got confused about gender several times (though the perm/lipstick/etc definitely leads to a hinting of the latter). The voice just sounds very female to me. Maybe emphasize the lack of athletics more, and less of the appearance aspects? Aunts crowding around and discussing a girl’s physical and mental health sounds more natural than a boy’s, but I could well be wrong. You’ve got some terrific lines in here, the barrow-wight incantations being one of them. =)

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