Blinding Light (UNDER EDITING)

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The year is 2340. Does she know that? No, of course not. Mila Hayes, adopted into a noble family after years of running, is given a chance to win the hand of the prince of Iwera. She takes this opportunity for money and for the benefit of her house, which is dropping fast in rank, causing difficulties with finance. Living in the castle, she experiences traumatic dreams and finds a mysterious cat that visits her at midnight from time to time. As time progresses, Mila discovers a deep, dark secret hidden far beneath about her past, or rather, the present. Will she forgive those who betrayed her? Or will she be blinded by revenge? Author's Note: This story contains mental disturbance, violence, and strong language. I will inform at the beginning of every chapter that contains these scenes. But otherwise... I entered for the midsummer mystery contest, please support! Thank you! Besides, contests means more frequent chapter updates :) Updates: 2 times a week. 3? Maybe... After all chapters are published I will edit the whole story! Thanks for being patient!

Scifi / Mystery
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Hello Dear Readers. Please note that this story contains slangs from the 17th to 19th century that may or may not be confusing, or unheard of. Here are some definitions. I’ll also include them at the beginning of each chapter that contains them. Hope they’re helpful!

NOTE: Please forgive some of the grammatical errors. Pointing them out in the comments would be helpful :) Also, this story is intended, for at least the beginning to be written as the 19th century. As to say, I’m still learning. So, if the tenses don’t make sense, don’t worry. I am editing!! (as stated in the title XD)

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Ch. 2: flash the hash: to vomit

Ch. 2: clavi cembalo col piano e forte: harpsichord invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori

Ch. 2: beau nasty: someone well-dressed but dirty

Ch. 3: church bell: talkative woman

Ch. 3: poked up: embarrassed

Ch. 4: dam’s ale: water

Ch. 6: arriage music: screaming babies

Ch. 6: pudding-headed fellow: A total idiot

Ch. 7: Diddle: gin

Ch. 7: Giggle mug: A habitually smiling face

Ch. 8: Chuckaboo: A nickname given to a close friend.

Ch. 8: Gentleman of Three Outs: without money, without wit, and without manners: some add another out, without credit.

Ch. 9: mad as hops: excitable

Ch. 9: skilamalink: Secret, shady, doubtful

Ch. 9: Kickerapoo: dead

Ch. 9: gut foundered: starving hungry

Ch. 11: mumbling cove: A shabby person or an unpleasant, deceitful landlord

Ch. 11: gal-sneaker: a man devoted to seduction

Ch. 11: fussock: A lazy fat woman

Ch. 11: bricky: Brave or fearless

Ch. 13: foozler: A bungler, or one who does things clumsily

Ch. 13: some pumpkin: a big deal

Ch. 13: roiderbanks: Someone who lives beyond their means, or seems to spend extravagantly

Ch. 13: wake snakes: get into mischief

Ch. 13: shinning around: moving around quickly

Ch. 14: Camp candlestick: A bottle

Ch. 14: Captain queernobs: Shabby ill-dressed man

Ch. 14: tell a thumper: construct a clever lie

Ch. 15: Ahoy: hello

Ch. 15: Avast yo: stop you! Pay attention

Ch. 15: Savvy: Do you understand

Ch. 15: blimey: something said when one is in a state of surprise

Ch. 15: dungbie: rear end of the ship

Ch. 15: shark bait: If you’re made to walk the plank, chances are you’ll be shark bait. Also, a dying sailor whose body will soon be thrown into the sea

Ch. 15: clap of thunder: a strong alcoholic drink

Ch. 15: sink me: an exclamation of great surprise

Ch. 15: scallywag: an inexperienced pirate, considered an insult

Ch. 15: landlubber: a person who is uncomfortable, or not incredibly skilled, at sea

Ch.17: bull calf: A great hulky or clumsy fellow

Ch. 17: Ken cracker: A burglar

Ch. 17: Toss pot: A drunkard

Ch. 18: Shoddyocracy: people who get rich selling shoddy merchandise or services.

Ch. 18: Lally-cooler: a real success

Ch. 20: meater: coward


But then there’s no more...

You’ll see why though ;)

Thanks for giving my book a shot!

Enjoy the story!!

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