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What Lies BeyondOnce upon a time there was a little boy who lived all alone.
No one in his village knew why, for one day the boy had simply appeared, wandering aimlessly. When anyone asked him where he had come from or what had happened to his family he could not tell them, because, he said, he could not remember.
So the villagers let the little boy stay in their village, and they gave him an empty little hut on the edge of town to stay in, and the boy did odd jobs for the fishermen for food or a little coin. So the boy made a meager living, but he did not need much.
The boy did not play with the other children of the village, and the other children of the village did not play with the boy, because they thought the boy was strange. At night the boy would lie on the shore by himself and look up at the sky, and he would talk for hours and hours just as if someone were there with him even though no one was. And so the village children avoided the strange boy, and spoke in whispers whenever he walked past
Sanctuary “Welcome to Sanctuary,” said the unicorn.
“Oh. Er. Yes. Thanks very much,” Justine replied.
She was currently seated at a small, white wrought-iron table in what could only be described as the most picturesque garden she had ever seen. There were blossoming flowers everywhere, and butterflies, and a little stream whose quiet babbling was punctuated by vibrant birdsong. It was not what she had been expecting when she was directed to the Waiting Room. She awkwardly picked up the cup of tea the unicorn had just set upon the table before her. The china rattled as she took a sip. It was good.
“Like it?” the unicorn asked.
Justine nodded as she replaced the cup. “Yes. It’s quite good.”
“Oh, good,” the unicorn smiled, “I was so worried that they had steeped it for far too long. Pi
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More