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This weeks prompt is: Letters
This can be writing a letter, sending a letter, receiving a letter, etc.

What is this about?
The idea behind these week prompts is to keep the mind flowing in an informal manner. To produce a piece of work in a short period of time that you can either leave as is (and possibly have it posted to non-canon), or work on in your own time to produce a full piece for Torn World.

How long can I take?
Anything up to 30 mins to produce your piece. It does not (and probably won't be) perfect.

How many can I do?
As many as you want, for as many characters/situations/adventures you want. As long as they all have a base theme of Torn World.

Is this a competition? Is there a winner?
Nope! This is for fun and enjoyment.

You have until Sunday to post them here! Comments welcome by readers also.

Enjoy!

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Olarali lifted up the letter into her hands and pondered its surface. She was used to missives that were of a higher standard than norm, their embossed surfaces highlight in enough gold dust it caused her fingers to glisten, but something was unusual about this one. More than normal.

Her name was written in an unfamiliar hand upon the front, and it also stated her station within the house. Now, not all people remembered to place her, preferring a gentler touch if they were sending a letter involving something they desired or wanted, but upon occasion formality was a decent step forwards when required.

Carefully, and still in the same hand, the address of the house was written, and embossed over it was a license number of the local postal office, allowing it to be hand delivered to her. So obviously it had passed through several hands to get to her. Its smooth surface lacked any other decoration, but the weight of the paper simply screamed that it was expensive.

She turned the envelope over and examined the seal, a simple press of metallic foil that had been pressed onto the join, to keep those who wished to tamper with other peoples news away. It was unbroken, and a bedazzling shade of green. Her gaze flicked up to the looking mirror upon her dresser and she frowned, holding the envelope up to her eyes. The shades matched perfectly. Exactly, in fact.

With a frown now furrowing her brow she lowered the letter and used her silvery opener to slide through the join and force the foil to yield. Once down, she placed the mock dagger down and opened the envelope, pulling forth the single sheet of parchment.

A delicate lace covering decorated the front of the letter, its girlish charms pleasing to the eye and almost transparent. The thought put into it was worthy of the best naming day parties, or perhaps a return of a friend who would love company with tea. She gently folded back the soft decoration before she froze, her eyes upon the letter itself.

It was no more than a scrap of paper, its surface smudged with ink from the local rags and stained until it crackled. Flakes of dried blood clung to her fingertips as it scattered to her very breath in the room. The writing was coarse, nothing like what was on the front of the envelope, and the words were simple.

We are sad to announce the death of Prostitute Olarali, famed lady of the House of Scarlet Wings.

Although alarming, her eyes widened at the printed date upon the bottom of the page. It was dated for three days time.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Oh MY. :o :o :o

Terrifying...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:05 am 
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Hah! I didn't think about how this had some of the same themes as Lorna's 30 minute piece until I was finished with it...


Jakal paused, her pen poised over the paper. Araida's letter had been chatty and informal, probably she should strive for the same, but she couldn't really talk about the same topics. Araida had been learning about government and history of the Councel. Jakal had been learning how to make a purposeful death look like an accident, and ways to choke the breath out of someone without the use of tools and the compensation one had to use to use on grossly overweight targets.

<i>Dear Far-awayAraida,</i> she wrote, mimicking Araida's opening. <I>I am learning about findings and gem qualities right now.</i> It wasn't entirely a lie - her false licenses had her listed as an apprentice with the craft guilds, specializing in jewelry. She was learning bits of the lingo, at least, and her mentor had said she would get a chance to experiment a little with the tools, in case her cover were ever tested. Jakal was looking forward to those lessons, though not quite as much as she was looking forward to her upcoming field trials. A chance to kill on her own! Choosing her own methods and covers! Her lips curled up in a predatory smile.

She wrote a little about the weather, and some trivial details about things that were happening in Faarar; the circus was in town, and there were some tedious government things that would probably interest Araida.

By the time she arrived at the bottom of the page, Jakal felt quite pleased with herself. The letter was very much as Araida's had been - cheerful and inconsequential. She folded it up and sealed it with wax, addressing it carefully. It was only after she had taken it to the deliveries office that she wondered if she should have had her mentor look over it first. What if she had inadvertently let something slip regarding her secret profession?

The worry dogged her steps, all the way back to her guild.


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Oooh, Lorna, are you submitting this? I want to read the rest!


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Nope. Was a random. It can be submitted into non-canon I guess.

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