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Whispers of Liberation

The Last Heist

By Tonia RuckerPublished 6 months ago 1 min read
Whispers of Liberation
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In the city's dark corners, a group of misfits gathered for a heist unlike any other. Jack, the smooth-talking con artist; Luna, the nimble cat burglar; Dante, the master of illusion; and Evangeline, the powerful psychic, formed an unlikely crew.

Their target was a notorious mansion guarded by ancient spells and unseen forces. Driven by greed and the thrill of the unknown, they set their sights on the prized artifact hidden within.

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They infiltrated the manor's defenses with their skills. Heartbeats quickened as they descended into its depths, anticipation coursing through their veins.

As Jack reached for the artifact, a chilling voice reverberated, revealing that they had stumbled upon a prison for captive magical spirits, not a source of power.

Spectral beings, both beautiful and wrathful, surrounded the crew. They had awakened forces beyond their understanding.

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Rather than seeking revenge, the spirits offered a deal—to spare their lives in exchange for breaking the artifact's curse. Touched by the spirits' plight, the crew agreed, willingly sacrificing a part of themselves for the ritual.

With the final incantation, a blinding light consumed the chamber, followed by a sweeping gust of wind. The spirits were free, leaving the crew alone, and forever changed.

Sci FiShort StoryMysteryHorrorHistoricalFantasy

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Tonia Rucker

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