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The Last Shadow

"The Shadow may be, but I won't"

By Globe Trotter's JournalPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a kingdom ruled by a powerful king and queen. They had everything they could ever want, but one thing was missing from their lives: a child.

Years went by and the king and queen had all but given up hope of ever having a child when, one day, a mysterious old woman appeared before them and offered to give them a child in exchange for a small price.

Without hesitation, the king and queen agreed to the old woman's terms and soon after, a beautiful baby girl was born. They named her Luna and they loved her more than anything in the world.

As Luna grew older, it became clear that she was a special child. She had the power to control the shadows and could make them do her bidding. She was playful and mischievous, using her powers to play tricks on the palace staff and entertain herself.

"Her powers were a curse, but they were also a blessing. She could create beauty, but also destruction." Luna's mother said with a hint of worry in her eyes.

As Luna grew older, she began to realize the true extent of her powers. She discovered that she could not only control the shadows, but she could also manipulate them to become whatever she wanted them to be. She could make them into animals, people, and even entire landscapes.

This realization brought both joy and sorrow to Luna. She loved using her powers to create beautiful and fantastical things, but she also knew that her powers were a curse. She knew that one day, her powers would be the cause of her downfall.

Luna's parents, the king and queen, were aware of her powers and were worried about her safety. They feared that one day, someone would discover her powers and use them for their own gain, or worse, to harm her. They decided that the best course of action was to keep her powers a secret and to keep her away from the outside world.

"Luna's parents were determined to keep her safe, but in doing so, they kept her trapped." Luna thought to herself as she stared out of her window.

Luna was kept locked away in the palace, only allowed to leave the grounds with a heavily armed escort. She was not allowed to make friends or have any kind of social life. The king and queen were determined to keep her safe, but Luna felt like a prisoner in her own home.

As the years went by, Luna's powers grew stronger and she became more and more restless. She yearned to see the world and experience life outside of the palace walls. She began to rebel against her parents' rules, sneaking out of the palace whenever she could.

One day, while out on one of her secret excursions, Luna met a young man named Jack. He was kind and adventurous, and he showed her the beauty of the outside world. Luna fell in love with him and for the first time in her life, she felt truly happy.

"Love can be a dangerous thing, especially when it's used against you." Luna realized too late.

But her happiness was short-lived. Jack was not who he seemed to be. He was a rogue sorcerer who had discovered Luna's powers and was using her to gain access to the palace and its riches. Luna was devastated when she learned the truth and she knew that she had to stop him.

With the help of her powers, Luna was able to defeat Jack and save her kingdom from his treacherous plans. But in doing so, she had exposed her powers to the world and she knew that her days were numbered.

As she stood on the palace balcony, watching her shadow disappers...


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