25
Mar

Knife Edge

by Matsuoka Haruka (松岡春香) (in memoriam) and Kimyō Tabibito (奇妙 旅人)
illustrated by beili

(mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/303421.html)

It took Elena almost fifteen minutes to hit ‘send’ after dialing Cal’s number into her cellphone. She had three false starts, saying “hi” between rings, and she was on the edge of hanging up when she finally got through.

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6
Aug

The Humbled Princess

by Matsuoka Haruka (松岡春香)

(mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/48418.html)

Once, there was a beautiful princess. Of course, there are many of those, but what makes this one exceptional is that she was particularly cruel. She had broken a number of kings and knights with her sharp tongue. She was the eldest of twelve sisters, and after her youngest sister was married to a fairy prince, her father quickly became frustrated. She was approaching midway through her twenties and not a suitor could stand her cruel tongue. If she wasn’t married, and soon, then she would never be married.

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6
Aug

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

by Matsuoka Haruka (松岡春香)

(mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/52810.html)

Once upon a time, there was a boy in a little town with pale white skin and bright blue eyes. He had pale pink lips that were always turned in a smile, even as the girls of his small town crowed and flirted with him.

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