August 4th, 2014


LJ Idol Season Nine: "If Mortal Breath Could But Awaken"

If Mortal Breath Could But Awaken
lj idol season nine | week 16 |975 words
A Terrible beauty has been born


At first, everyone thought it was a blessing. We had all lost someone we loved, and then lost our own futures to the endless sorrow from which some do not escape. That the dead could be restored to life seemed like a miracle in a merciless age.

It wasn't until later that we realized those we reclaimed were somehow… wrong.

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