• Elsie Shu commented on the post, trenches 5 years, 9 months ago

    The trenches were filled with blood. That’s all that Trent could think of as he slipped through this dream, stumbling over fallen corpses and mangled limbs detached from their owners by a careless flick of a sword. Maybe he had done some of this damage, too. He didn’t know why he felt such detachedness from the world now, as he had seen war…[Read more]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, oil 5 years, 11 months ago

    The oily substance was sticky on her hands, and as she lifted them up, trying to shake the goop off, it stuck. Kestrel cried out, terrified, as oil began to slick up her arms, and she stared at Pascal in horror as it all happened to her.
    “Please,” she begged. “Please, no…”
    “This is what you get for taking what doesn’t belong to you,” snapped…[Read more]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, flea 5 years, 12 months ago

    He hated them, the nasty buggers. Literally, in this case. It was bad enough that he was trapped out here in the woods – even worse now that those stupid little critters had decided that invading Kyttem’s fur had been a good idea. Now Gryfyn had to deal with the fleas, too.
    “I’m a king,” he whined. “I shouldn’t have to deal with this.”
    Ysa…[Read more]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, willed 6 years, 8 months ago

    If you will it to be so, it will be so. Bekka closed her eyes, focusing on the queen’s words, and thought about him, thought about him, thought about him. He would be okay. He would be fine. They would all be fine. All she had to do was to heal him. She was healing him. He would be fine. He would be fine. Taking a deep breath, Bekka placed her…[Read more]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, received 6 years, 11 months ago

    She received his gift with open hands, relieved, almost, that she had finally been given some attention. It had seemed to her lately that he had despised her, or not actually cared about her. A little smug look passed over her face in the car that day – she was important to someone. She was important to him. She wasn’t just some invisible little…[Read more]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, possible 7 years ago

    It wasn’t possible, and she was sure of it. Well, maybe she was sure of it. Serafina wasn’t quite sure if she understood the word possible. It wasn’t possible for a woman like her to marry a commoner – that had […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, walls 7 years ago

    Tyler smiled to himself, watching her with the rune-crafter in her hands. Her eyes were sharp sapphire beacons of intelligence, and he knew that she was somehow totally in tune with the marks under her fingers. […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, claim 7 years ago

    His claim to the throne was valid, Darikone realized, and a bone-chilling thought rushed through his veins. Technically, Marduke was the Prince, and therefore would become King. But next in line was Auramane, and […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, blindness 7 years, 1 month ago

    His blindness, his oblivion was infuriating. Mark’s hands balled into fists, and he drew one of them up. One moment later, Jake was stumbling backwards, his hands on his jaw in surprise. Anger flared in his eyes, […]

  • They were something of a dysfunctional family, if one really thought about it. On the outside, they looked simple and sweet: a pair of working parents, two twins, a younger brother, and a younger sister. But as […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, texture 7 years, 1 month ago

    The texture of the cloth in her hands made simple tears begin to rise in her eyes. It was silk, the finest silk from Magistere, and she knew that it would always remind her of her mother. This had been her […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, chain 7 years, 1 month ago

    It was a ripple effect, a chain of chilly, painful strikes flickering from one person to another. Sawyer could see it coming, even if Eric and Morgan were blind to it. She rested her hand on the balcony, […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, side 7 years, 1 month ago

    She never picks a side. He knew it from the moment he met her, right away. He knew that she would never, ever, help them, and that she would only do things to help herself. Her side was herself, and she had no […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, misty 7 years, 2 months ago

    The misty morning sunlight startled Bekka into awareness. She glanced up, finding that she was lying on a small blanket stretched out in a lone cave. A beam of sunlight gleamed up, and she stared upwards, […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, banks 7 years, 2 months ago

    On the banks of the Escene River. Gryfyn placed his head in his hands, staring down at the roaring river before him. On the banks of the Escene River! Where was Ysabelthca, his precious Ysa? This couldn’t be […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, assaults 7 years, 2 months ago

    All the verbal assaults were starting to get to his head. Jake gritted his teeth after hearing another jeer about caution and ducked down a side hallway, taking a few deep breaths. He had to fight the urge to […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, secret 7 years, 2 months ago

    His eyes flash, and I take a step back.
    “What do you want from me, exactly?” I ask, my eyes searching the room. There has to be something, a secret passageway, an exit that I can take advantage of. Trent’s eyes […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, principal 7 years, 2 months ago

    There is no principal, only a headmaster. And that headmaster happens to be my dad.
    It’s a fantastic life, you see, going to school where your dad can monitor you constantly. Honestly, it’s not that bad. Dad’s a […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, props 7 years, 2 months ago

    The stage is set. The props are in their place. The costumes fit, the lines are memorized. It’s opening night, and this play looks to be the best one the company has done in years. The lights go down…and I stand […]

  • Elsie Shu commented on the post, suspects 7 years, 3 months ago

    He suspects something. I can tell easy enough. There’s a crease in his forehead, a glimmer in his eye, a twitch at the corner of his mouth. Trent suspects that I’m up to something, and I’ll give him that. Perhaps […]