Ceremony

Night. A large wheat field and no one around. Silence. In the distance there could be seen the tops of trees swaying with the wind. In the center of the field there’s a circle trampled and four bonfires along the borders. In the center of the circle there’s a naked red-haired witch quietly reading the spell.

After her last word the wind howls, the bonfires begin to burn even...

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A peach

Once upon a time there lived a Peach. He was quietly growing ripe in the tree along with his brothers and sisters, whose fate had already been predetermined: to become a sweet jam, a filling for pastries or a delicious breakfast with milk. 

Our Peach wasn't happy with the prospect of just being eaten - he wanted to live though something unusual and exciting in his fruit life. A...

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Love on the flower glade

— Polyenka, you are so lovely, — Michael was humming, circling around the innocent creature.

Polyenka, embarrased with the pressure of the brutal handsome, tried to look away from persistent lover, shyly hiding her eyes behind the fan of eyelashes. Her heart fluttered, sweet nectar flowed throughout the body.

The air was red-hot with the sun of July, the midday heat wa...

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Vampire chronicle

It was a pitch-dark night, just like spilled ink with the smooth spot of the full moon shining on. 

Silver light penetrated through the stained-glass window and dark wine-red velvet curtains. The flame of the fireplace was lighting over the rich furniture in the style of Louis XIV. In the glare and reflections of the thick candles everything seemed brownish red and mysterious.
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Scarlet flower

The monster was dying... The island was silent, no bird singing, the plants were withering. No merry fountains of streams playing, no music in white stone chambers… Merchant’s beautiful daughter’s heart missed the beat, she sensed something was wrong; she ran over the high chambers and green gardens, called in a stentorian voice her good master — nothing was heard...&nb...

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The magic ring

In a land far, far away there lived three peasant brothers. Once they had quarreled with each other and began to kick down with their property. But they divided the estate not in equal parts: the seniors got a lot and the third one got the smaller part. All three of them were bachelors, so they had come together to the courtyard talking amongst themselves:

- Looks like, It's time for...

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Bedtime Story

Once upon a time there lived a sultan Ahmed. He was the master of the large state stretching from the seashore to the endless desert. The sultan was only thirty-five years old. His hair was black and straight, his eyes were so dark that one could hardly distinguish the pupil from the iris. The sun had given his body the color of dark chocolate. His chest, the shoulders and the arms were overgro...

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From behind the looking-glass

Caution! Glass! They don’t hear me, buggers! The glass is me. To be precise, not just glass. I’m the looking-glass of Venetian ancient work. And now three drunken movers are carrying me upstairs to the apartment of my new owners. The corner’s ahead! That’s it, these barbarians are gonna break me to pieces. Ooh! That was close! Thank God, it’s over! Yes! Life is fra...

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