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Once upon a time in a bustling village, there lived three unhappy beauties. They were most grievously unhappy, for the townsfolk said they were strange, and perhaps they were.

The three were sisters, though they were not, and they enjoyed many beautiful and dark things that others did not, especially…

Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash

It was the highest stakes game of rock-paper-scissors ever played.

“Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!”

Another draw. We both sat back, exhausted. Sweat dripped from my forehead and I could feel my ears burning red. Joe sat across from me on the floor. …

Kelsey CM Kelleher

Kelsey is a "happily-ever-after addict" and Pomeranian lover from Phoenix, Arizona. She is a Master's Degree Candidate in Creative Writing & Literature.

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