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A Change of Hands This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Megan M., Chapel Hill, NC

     “Name, mistress?”

“Maria Sanolvi Arino,” muttered Death.

“And do you know your charge?”

She turned to face the tall boy dressed in warrior’s clothes. How young they set out to conquer the world! Had it always been this way?

“I can guess well enough,” she said.

“Murder, first degree. Witchcraft. Heresy.” He leaned toward her. “There’s something else, something not quite right about you, Ms. Arino. The people fear you. They want you dead. Do you understand?”

“The people want me dead,” she repeated.

“I don't know what to do. You have demonstrated certain ...” he was loathe to say powers “.

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4 comment(s)
I look forward to more of your work, good job!
Oct. 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM • Report
I really loved this piece. Very descriptive and good use of dialouge. Keep writing!
Oct. 30, 2013 at 11:56 AM • Report
That was very intriguing. You did a good job with your time period dialogue. I also liked how you didn't info dump all of the hidden details on the reader and let them figure things out themselves. Good job! :)
Mar. 02, 2013 at 10:25 AM • Report
Wow.....this is absolutely amazing. I loved the way you pieced together the words. I could basically hear Maria thinking. I would say I'm speachless, but this is worth so much more than that!
Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:40 PM • Report