art by Shothot Designs
by Erin M. Hartshorn
Ariana's heartbeat echoed the last word of the spell: dub-dub. The tugging began, as though invisible gremlins had grabbed her arm. Yara's shriek made Ariana swivel her head. Yara was being pulled in the opposite direction.
Cloth ripped as the single dress with two necks was tugged with the girls. Her pulse grew louder.
Ariana closed her eyes in agony as she and Yara were ripped asunder by the spell. Mother hadn't said it would be this painful.