c aurora

Thanks everyone for your pitches! We received over 200 stories and over 100 artists, and selecting stories was incredibly difficult. We’re thrilled at the enthusiastic response we’ve had so far, and we’re excited to share our list of contributors! The selected stories surprised us, moved us, or were just plain sweet and fun. We hope that you will be as excited as we are by the varied tones, the range of artistic styles, and the diverse voices in the collection.

  1. The Alligator at the End of the World by H. Pueyo & Dante L.
  2. Aswang by Lea Shepherd & Laura Neubert 
  3. Bad Hair Day by Cassandra Khaw & C. Ann Gordon
  4. Best Boo by Megan Kearney
  5. Date Night by Allison Bannister & Ronnie Ritchie
  6. Doilies and Demons by Michelle Gruppetta & Fleur Sciortino
  7. The Insect by ZAVKA
  8. Leon’s Return by Zoe Maeve
  9. Light Pollution by Lauren Dawson
  10. Lost and Found by Saffron Aurora
  11. Love and Fury by Aimee Lim & Sam Beck
  12. Low Tide by M. Blankier & Helen Robinson
  13. Miss Monster by Stephanie Cooke & Cara McGee
  14. Moonless Sea by Casandra Grullon     
  15. Newlyweds by Gillian Blekkenhorst
  16. Nine to Five by Rachel Poulson
  17. The Purrrfect Solution by Mandy James
  18. Skin Deep by Elodie Chen
  19. Solid Shadows by Rachel Simon & K. Guillory
  20. Succubus by Xia Gordon
  21. Tinseltown by Allison O'Toole & Emmanuelle Chateauneuf
  22. Ugly Cinderwench and the Very Angry Ghost by Xaviere Daumarie
  23. The Way Home by Lorena Torres Loaiza & Sabaa Bismil
  24. The Wife’s Shadow by Janice Liu
  25. White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant by BC Holmes & Dee Williams
  26. Zira and the Little Fire by Katie Shanahan
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“I fell in love with Rose because she was happy and lighthearted. I fell in love with her because she was beautiful and as cheerful as the sunshine. I fell in love with her because I heard her singing with her beautiful voice… as carefree as a songbird. I fell in love with a girl who danced and twirled across the meadows like an angel of happiness.” — Once Upon a Dream, Liz Braswell

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he sees her, and pauses. from nowhere, a series of moments run through his mind’s eye. they’d saved each other once, and then she’d had to run. but he’d vowed to spend the rest of forever finding her again. strange, he thinks. he’s never met this woman before, but he finds himself drawn to her, inexplicably. or perhaps, there is a reason after all. regardless; she is going to look up at him in a heartbeat or two, and he’s certain of only one thing - he thinks he will know those eyes. thinks he will love them.

a sleeping hook season one au - hook and aurora save each other in the enchanted forest, but never reunite before the dark curse hits, wiping their memories of each other

to @magicalwisher, from your secret santa <3 hope you had a lovely christmas, and that you have a wonderful 2017!

Sleeping Beauty: Princess Aurora [INFP]

UNOFFICIAL TYPING by littlebirdinthevaleofarryn and throughtheroses

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Aurora is a kind girl with strong emotions she keeps inside herself, not always wanting to share how she feels (such as her restlessness and wanting to meet someone). She is comfortable just sitting (or dancing) in silence with those she’s fond of, not needing to talk. When faced with the shocking truth of her heritage and being forbidden from seeing the one person she had romantically connected with, she feels quite wounded and doesn’t try to hide it, and just sort of gives up after that. Upon meeting her parents at last, she says no words, but simply embraces them warmly.

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Aurora is imaginative, philosophical, and has a creative side. She creates a metaphor of her life when she observes a pattern with the birds and wonders if there’s a connection between them and her own life (“I Wonder”). Despite holding fast to her dreams, Aurora never actively pursues them; instead stays at home and creates a whole little fantasy world with her animal friends. Besides, she’s certain her dreams will come true without needing to actively pursue them- and she’s right!

Introverted Sensing (Si): Aurora believes in what she’s already learned about dreams (that if you've had one repeatedly, it will come true). She is cautious; she doesn’t just jump into a relationship with Phillip, but instead decides to meet him back at her cottage, seeing it as the safe option in this new potentially unsafe situation, as it offers the protection of her aunts. She’s not at all excited about the luxury of being a princess- she just wants the only life she ever knew back.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Aurora doesn’t use this one much; she can be passive and indecisive at times (“Never!” “Well, maybe someday!” “Oh, no, this evening!”). But she does speak up to the fairies about her own life, and had previously made plans to get to know Phillip better in the safety of home. She doesn’t like that her aunts won’t treat her like an adult despite her responsible nature.

@ladamedemartel || ( x )

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Erica had been fighting her entire life. She’d grown up in a family full of boys and to her brothers she was just like them. She enjoyed the rush of getting into a fight and then winning, surprising everyone who underestimated her. She spent her whole life pushing people to take her seriously and finally she was taken on as a knight.

When she heard that the queen was looking for female knights, she was the first one that was put on her detail. She quickly became one of her favourites. Erica had been asleep in her bed, filling the wishes of the queen, when she felt fingers on her cheek and she instantly sat up. She had to be alert. “What did you have in mind, your majesty?”

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MouseOfMickey | asked: Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella?

In a faraway land, long ago, there lived a King and his fair Queen. Many years they had longed for a child, and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora. Yes, they named her after the dawn, for she filled their lives with sunshine. Then a great holiday was proclaimed throughout the land, so that all of high or low estate could pay homage to the infant Princess. And our story begins on that most joyful day…

amxsdxggory  asked:

☯ - Flash forward AU: our characters’ children get married

August 24th 2000 – a day to remember and celebrate from now on, Aurora Dearborn and Cedric Diggory would marry today, two years after the Dark Lord’s defeat. Bouquets adorned the altar and its surroundings – sunlight peaked through the trees, right onto the grass underneath their feet. Both of them had agreed to marry outside rather than marrying in an old, traditional church. So, as Cassandra looked at her daughter, waiting to be finally presented, she couldn’t help but smile, even tear up. She looked beautiful, kissed by sunlight, her white dress glowing in daylight and her veil flowing through the wind. 

“I think it’s time, honey. Are you ready?” Cassandra stroked over her daughter’s cheek. 

“I feel perfect, mom, don’t worry.” Her innocent smile didn’t do much to cover up the truth: she was nervous, even more so than Cassandra was on her wedding day.

“Liar,” Cassandra commented and left her daughter’s side to sit next to Amos. “She’s shaking like crazy. At this point no spell on earth could possibly help her,” she sighed, also because she’d tried to leave as much magic out of her wedding as possible. There were actual caterers, doves and non-magical decorations, which served their purpose without any use of magic whatsoever. One or two Muggle friends of Caradoc had come to visit his daughter’s wedding, so of course Cassandra happily exchanged a few things. 

As she reviewed everything, Cassandra almost overheard the band playing some classical music as Caradoc accompanied Aurora down the aisle. Audibly gasping, Cassandra almost couldn’t sit still as she saw both of them, finally, at peace – a moment she’d dreamed of since Aurora was born. A simple glance at her oldest and youngest son revealed the obvious: they were all excited and just as happy for Aurora – and then her gaze wandered towards Cedric, who clutched his hand tightly enough to pinch himself out of a non-existent dream. 

As Aurora arrived at her fiancé’s side, she immediately took his hand and erased and trace of nervousness from his face, relaxing and calming him instantly. And at that very moment Cassandra felt at peace – for the first time in her life. 

[ @caradxc-dearbxrn ]