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Primaflora’s Journey

After that it became an act of defiance, growing out her hair. Every morning she lay in her cell amid the mass of it she had strained to produce over the course of the night, feeling herself drawn thinner, tighter, counting the sweet hay smell surrounding her a victory.

She wasn't even sure how long they had been here. It was still winter, still cold outside, and the winds that penetrated this sheltered wing of the castle held an edge of ice.
Wild Things Got to Go Free

My cousin Ren was waiting for Mama in the kitchen, pacing. When he looked at me, I saw the flickering light in his eyes, just like Mama's. He was going away, too. It looked like nobody would get to say goodbye to him properly, either. I hated the soldiers so much it hurt.

In our village, some of the grown-ups went away and they didn't come back.
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The Sixth Day

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Except one day, Cassie ain't telling me what will vanish. She tells me something's coming.
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Of Thinking Being and Beast
Boreas crushed the keys in his palm to silence them.