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    It is said that memories are what make us who we are.  Personal, private, intimate— small fragments of the life that we have lived.  Memories are precious gems to remind us of times when we were happy, or they are weights that burden and callous our souls.  Without our memories we are nothing but a living shell that is empty, with no past or origin, existing simply to exist.

That is what I am.

    I have no recollections of my past that are my own, knowing only what is recounted to me.   Within my mind's eye are no faces of any beings that I recognise as mother or father.  There are no friends or siblings whose names I recall fondly, nor are there any happy memories, or moments that have shaped and moulded the entity that I am.
     Each night I sleep as though it is my last. Each day I have lived feeling long and ageing, filled with the brief memories I have collected within that too-short span of existence.  I try to hold on to those fragments of time captured in my consciousness— to engrave the faces and names I have seen upon the blank slate that is my memory— knowing deep down that it is all in vain. 

When I wake I will be someone else, reborn with the dawn, and filled with nothing but the understanding of who I am.

I am their Queen.
I am their living God.
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Circlebound - Blessed Be The Queen - prologue by Sleyf is a perfect example of a well written prologue. It's intriguing, draws the reader in but leaves them asking questions. ( Suggested by mirz-alt and Featured by GrimFace242 )
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Lupizora Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It really hooks you in and leaves you wanting for more! I think it's the shift in the narrative that does the trick, but the whole premise is interesting anyway (oh my, the suspense is killing me...). Who is this lady? Why does she have to tolerate this fate? It's a healthy amount of questions for now and if it was a book, I'll certainly turn the page to read what's next! Well done! :thumbsup: 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw wow thanks I'm glad I could achieve that!  I'm always concious of making boring intros so I'm glad that i could add just enough suspense to make people wanting to read more - that means a lot!
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Lupizora Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure what to say, but yeah! It rocked! Can't wait to read the rest!
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Saraais Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well I have to say that I never faved any literature yet, simply because I never really had a passion for texts. Nor am I someone who knows much about writing skills, but I simply had to because this was a real pleasure to read. Very nice thoughts and a wonderful choice of words. I love it! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks!  I'm glad that mine could be one of the first lit pieces you faved!  I think also it doesn't matter if you don't know much about the technicalities of writing - I don't - but being able to still enjoy it is a good thing - after all a lot of readers aren't professionals, and neither are a lot of writers, but being able to share and enjoy is a good thing
Thanks for commenting and faving!
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mnmccarthy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome job! And you were saying to me you didn't think yourself a good writer. Well, Missy, I think this is pretty darn good, and well deserved the DD. :D :D :D :D :D (That's right, it gets five happy faces out of five) ;) 
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :hug: I'm glad you think so, personally I didn't think this was that great but I stand corrected! Lol thanks for the five happy faces :D they're so much better than stars
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Writer
Congratulations on the DD, Sleyf! I didn't know you wrote but here you are, with a prologue that makes us want to read more. :clap:
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thanks!  Yes I write, but only for fun really - and I'm so glad that the prologue is enticing
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014   Writer
:) :iconwelcomeplz:
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