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Rebecca Harrison

The Queen and the Silence

BY REBECCA HARRISON

They called her the Grey Queen. Her gaze was the colour of storm echoes. While kings had fought and fallen, she’d watched and waited for the crown. When they lay in chill tombs, she sat on the throne. Her words were as cold as stone rain. In the castle halls, courtiers danced to stunted music while she stood at the tower tops and looked across her land... 

The Green Dress

BY REBECCA HARRISON

Princess Emilia wanted a green dress. At the court, she had emeralds pried from necklaces and rings— Duchesses and maidens moped at their bare hands. The jewels were crushed into a dye and soaked into a silk gown. Emilia stared at the dress. She ran her fingers on its skirts—it glinted like shattered songs. “Greener,” she screeched...