Lit Up
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Lit Up

The Foretelling

A coming of age ritual

Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash

“It’s a fraud, Magnolia.” Heather’s words blew across the group of girls on the common, a cold wind chasing off the high summer heat. “It’s for little kids, not for adults.”

Magnolia blushed. She turned twelve a week from today, leaving childhood behind. Henceforth, she would be a woman. Her mother had come to town to purchase supplies for the celebration while Magnolia…

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Dale E. Lehman

Dale E. Lehman

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Award-winning author of mysteries, science fiction, humor, and more. See my freebies for readers and writers at https://www.daleelehman.com/free-ebook-offer.