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The May reward story, free to all backers on our Patreon, is now available! Whispers of Atlantis: A Tale of Discovery and Belonging is a touching story about an interspecies family finding a place of acceptance, a lovely little slice of these characters lives improving as told from the point of view of the family’s youngest daughter, Gemma!
Title: Whispers of Atlantis: A Tale of Discovery and Belonging
Author: Neo Scarlett
Genre: Modern with Magic
Rating: General Audiences
Trigger Warnings: bullying (mentions of), speciesism
Relationship: family, siblings
Character Features: child, elf, half-human, merperson, non-binary, non-human, royalty
Tags: child pov, past tense, pov third person limited
As the airship touched down and docked to the huge platform, the little girl finally separated her nose from the window and bounded up to Shirl, who’d packed their book and was ready to debark. As always, Gemma reached out and offered Shirl her hand, and they took it with a small smile. They alighted together, followed by their parents, and walked toward a guard who was holding a sign with their last name on it. Her father exchanged some words in elvish with the woman, too fast for Gemma to understand them, and the guard nodded her understanding.
“Welcome,” said the guard with a broad smile and a grand gesture, “to Atlantis! My name is Maya and I will show you to your home for the next few days.”
Length: 8 pages/2,365 words
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