It has been a trying few weeks. While I liked the 'Thief of Rose's, I needed a way to tie in the several linked stories banging around in my head. Ideally 'The Bard's Tales' should be the prologue of the 'Thief of Roses' and will be when I rewrite it and clean up the syntax. For now it is a story on its own. I am in the middle of writing the sequel, and the prologue and first chapter are back from editing. It should be up by the end of the weekend. I hope you enjoy 'The Bard's Tales'.
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