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TheCunni ngCr owma na g e dt ot a l kt oBe c kaSoos oo, al oc a lc e nt a ur l i v i ngoutonSe r e ni t yWa yPa s t ur e s , whowa sa t t a c ke dt woni g ht s a g obyaSha dowPe r s on. “ Iwa sonmywa yhomeont heBa t t l eRi dg eTr a i l , whi c hi sus ua l l y pa c ke dwi t hpe opl ehe a di nghomef r om wor k.And, s udde nl y , t he r e ' st hi sma ns t a ndi ngi nf r ontofme .Hel ooksl i keag hos t ,but mor el i keaba c ks mudg ea ndhi se y e sa r er e a lr e d. And,hej us tc a me a tmei nar us h,j us tba m,hewa sonmea ndIj us tf e l ti nt e ns epa i n a ndf e l lt ot hegr ound.Ic oul dn' ts e e , e v e r y t hi ngwa sj us tat hi c k s mokyc l oud.Idon' tknowhowl ongIwa st he r e ,buts omewome n c a me l onga ndus e das pe l lofs or t st os c a r ehi m off.The ywe r e m a wi t c he sIgue s s , a ndt he yus e das pe l lt ha tg othi m offme . ”

Thewi t c he sBe c kame nt i onsa r el oc a ls i s t e r swhoownYa r nyYa r nYa r n. Whe na s ke da bouthowt he yhe l pe dBe c kat he ys a i di twa si ns t i nc ta nd pr ope rs pe l lus a g e . “ Weha v eknowl e dg et ha ti sg e ne r a t i onsol d, s oweknowhowt ot hr ow upapr ot e c t i onwa r d. Andwee nc our a g eot he r st ol e tpr of e s s i ona l s ks pe l l s ” .Sa i dBe r t aGol d, oneoft hewi t c he s , wor The ya r enott heonl yone st a l ki nga boutus i ngpr of e s s i ona l s . The Ma y ora l s oma deapubl i cs t a t e me ntt hi smor ni ng , t e l l i ngt hepubl i c t obea wa r eofs c a ms . Weha v ea nunpr e c e de nt e da mountofi l l e ga lg oodst r y i ngt og e t “ t hr oug hUmbr aLa ndi ngPor t .Weur g ey out ol ookupwhe t he rornot t heg oodsy oua r eor de r i ngonl i nea r ea l l owe donEa r t h. Wea l s owa nt t owa r npe opl ea boutt heus eofs pe l l sa ndma gi c a li t e ms .The ya r e e x t r e me l yda ng e r ousi fus e di nc or r e c t l y .Fi v ei ndi v i dua l sa r ea l r e a dy i nt hehos pi t a lwi t hmi nori nj ur i e s , t woofwhi c hwe r ec hi l dr e nt ha t we r ei nt hehomewhe nt hes pe l lwe ntba d.Pl e a s es e e kouta pr of e s s i ona la ndpur c ha s eg oodsf r om r e put a bl es e l l e r s . ”


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The Cunning Crow is a fantasy fan-fic creation, reporting on fantastical news from a city hidden just outside Kamloops, BC, called Umbra. I...

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