Janus and the Locket Menagerie (the end)

by Serena W Sorrell   Without a word Janus slipped down the stairs leading below deck and searched for a place to be alone, physically and mentally. She had only ever had her mother. To be suddenly thrust among a menagerie of fantastic creatures and asked to captain a magical pirate ship was all just…

Janus and the Locket Menagerie (part four)

by Serena W Sorrell The crisp writing in her mother’s hand blurred as Janus’s tears soaked into the long thirsty paper and ink. All of the curiosity, the grief, the anger, the questions simply drained out of Janus. And she cried. She cried as the child who had lost her mother only days ago that…

Janus and the Locket Menagerie (part three)

by Serena W Sorrell The next two days were remarkably more peaceful with the danger she had thought was following her hopping beside her. She had let the jackalope free when they’d gone over the first hill, out of sight of any riders. And it seemed content to lope along at her pace and, curiously,…