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Destroyed by Silver

by Stacey Jaine McIntosh

 

The cold lingered, seeping into her bones. Nobody had thought to warn her what it would mean when she took up the mantle of the Faerie Queen.

“Majesty,” the centaur went down on one knee and bowed before her.

“You came,” she whispered. “Did you bring it?”

“I did.” He unwrapped the swaddling to reveal a tiny child. Though it looked human, it wasn’t.

She reached for the silver dagger she kept at her waist. And in a flash drew the knife and plunged it downwards into the infant’s chest.

The sacrifice was made.

The blood of her enemy spilt.

 

Stacey Jaine McIntosh

Stacey Jaine McIntosh was born in Perth, Western Australia where she still resides with her husband and their four children. Since 2011 she has had over one hundred short stories and twenty-two poems published. Stacey is also the author of Solstice, Morrighan, Lost, and Le Fay.