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her footsteps were soft as down

her intentions hard as ice

as she crept through a veil

of thick and heavy night

a sharp glint in her hand

and a rain cloud for a mind

she took air in deeply

and with a sharp downward motion she said goodbye

murderer is a word for cowards

and killer a word for thieves

hunter meant food on the table

and a slayer always killed in threes

the first was the idea of the dragon

the second was the dragon’s breath

the third was the dragon’s memory

both in life and in death

her footsteps were soft as down

her intentions hard as ice

the only thing she killed

was her darlings that fateful night

sometimes being a writer can truly be a fright

remember to always kill your darlings

 

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Note: In writing, to kill your darlings is to edit your favorite sentences, characters, scenes, etc. To kill your darlings is to get rid of parts of your writing you may love but that do not aid to the story/piece.

 

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