Mary Collins: A Short Story

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“Thomas? Thomas, is that you?” Mary Collins, a sorceress, had done the unthinkable. She had used her powers of magic to raise her only son from the dead. was the worst of magical crimes one could commit. If defied all the laws of nature and made her a user of black magic. She shuddered at the thought of what she had done, and the outcome of this dark magic remained unknown. “Thomas?” asked the white-haired old woman, stepping out of the conjuring circle etched into her dirt floor. “Can you speak?” Thomas could not speak, for he held his bloody, severed head tucked under his arm; King Uther had him beheaded, and his voice no longer worked. However, his mouth moved and Mary read her son’s lips: “I hurt, Mum.” A shriek of

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