Raquel

United States of America

Ravenclaw
Shieldmaiden of Rohan
Narnian
Super-soldier
My true home is Avonlea
"I make no apologies
This is me."

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Please check out my contest: #feb
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.amelia. "Kitsune"
Princess Maira "Letters From the Trenches"
Dmoral13 "Pretty Birds, War Soldiers"
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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Oceans of Change

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    A crab scuttled around my feet as I watched her walk away, the sight of her footprints in the sand blurring with the tears in my eyes. I didn't know if I would ever see her again. How could she have left me? What had I done to make my mother hate me?
    "Come on, Kallie," my sister Jen said gently, grabbing my hand in her larger one.
    "I don't want to go," I...

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February Competitions! #feb

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    Although I have only been on here about a month, I have definitely seen an improvement in my work, and I feel much more solid now in my place as a writer. I'm very grateful to everyone on Write the World who has encouraged me and reviewed my work.
    In return, I would like to do a contest like many of the fascinating competitions I've seen around here (although I have not taken part in any)....

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

The King's Shilling

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    "Be careful on the streets today, William," Mother warned as she handed me the list. "The impressment gangs have been out lately, and you're of age to be taken."
    "Mother, they wouldn't take me. I'm a landlubber, tis evident," I laughed.
    "Perhaps you'd best stay inside today," she said anxiously, glancing outside at the people hurrying by our home in Gravesend. "They've taken lads younger than you...they're that desperate. I'll go out to market...

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Hunt out the Lies

PROMPT: Star Wish

Orion, brave hunter
Come with your bow
Hunt out the lies
That tear us below

Gemini, good brothers
Bring union and peace
Ere war erupt here
And our numbers decrease

Draco, fiery dragon
Warm us with your breath
Bring fire of justice
Or lies will bring death

Cygnus, bird of grace
Gift us your flight
So we may escape
This dividing fight

Polaris, shining true
Show us the way
So we may stand firm
And truth shall yet stay

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

River to Freedom

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    "Cassie!" the voice hissed.
    I rolled over on my pallet, my dream dissolving.
    "Cass, we gotta get up now or it'll be too late!"
    I blinked suddenly, as the sight of my brother's face near my own brought me fully awake. Silence pervaded the darkness around me, all except for the crying of a baby somewhere in the slave quarter, and Raymond's frantic whispers.
    "It's time to go," he said...

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Of Redcoats and Clogs

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    Addie heard the soft rustle of the trees, moving to the wind that swept over the forests of Pennsylvania. She took aim carefully, glad of her loose linen shortgown that allowed her to lift the rifle over her shoulder. Her mother would not have been pleased at her unkept appearance, her bonnet down around her neck and her kerchief astray, but her mother was not there. Besides, Mama would have no reason to protest once Addie came home with this...

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Raquel (United States of America)() published:

Free Fall

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    "No!" I shouted at my brother, turning away in fury towards the valley below. "It was always your fault, always! Dad would never have left if you hadn't caught him—"
    "I had to tell Mom," Chase replied, his usually good-natured voice hard with barely-controlled anger. "I thought they could salvage it, work it out somehow. Truth's always better than a lie."
    "A lie would've held the family together," I retorted, running my hands anxiously...

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