My head is held high as I walk down the aisle, but my footsteps falter as, for the very first time, my eyes meet those of the man I’m destined to marry.

The blood freezes in my veins. His eyes are almost colourless, the irises the colour of ice under the palest blue winter’s sky—so unnatural matched with his raven-black hair. I turn my head, searching for an escape route, but every exit is heavily guarded. 

My fate is, literally, sealed. We are blood matched and I will be bound to him for the rest of my life.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 month ago

A ‘shivers down the spine’ story, Carrie! A young bride walking to her doom. Expertly told and I so want to know more!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

Oh my gosh. I couldn’t help but feel sad mixed with pity for your protagonist. You expressed it so well. Well written.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago
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You are welcome, Carrie.

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Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
1 month ago

I’d love to know more about this mysterious groom, and why they’re fated! Wonderfully written, I felt the dread as if I was in her shoes myself!

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 month ago

Oh Carrie, I really want to read more of this blood match. You have intrigued me.

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Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
1 month ago

Chilling! And, very memorable. Definitely a great start for a longer piece sometime in the future when you have time. Well done, Carrie!

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Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson(@susan-dawson)
1 month ago

Whereas I am wondering what the poor groom thought!

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
17 days ago

Carrie, what an eerie path for your protagonist to walk! You created such a vivid picture of doom for your poor protagonist! I would also like to read more.

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allinonefitness steven jenkins
allinonefitness steven jenkins(@allinonefitness-steven-jenkins)
14 days ago

Disturbing and wonderful at the same time. Well done.

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