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Entangled (Sprig, Issue #4)

Entangled (Sprig, Issue #4)

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Entangled (Sprig, Issue #4)

50 pages
39 minutes
Mar 15, 2021


With the dangers of the forest behind them, Kaia and her companions find themselves stuck, and forced to confront the consequences of their actions.


A seed of hope in a world of hate

War rages as land runs out. Elves, Dwarves, Humans, and other races fight for control of the limited space they have. When a land mass suddenly appears out of nowhere, people flock to it, only to be caught up in its mysteries.

Kaia, one of the last living members of the Treek race, heads to the new land to find others like herself and escape the war that surrounds her. With conflict at her back, and untamed wilderness ahead, she and the companions she makes discover the truths of the new land and themselves.

Mar 15, 2021

About the author

A life-long adventurer and explorer, Houston Hare has never stopped dreaming. As a child, he wrote music and poetry, often depicting his journeys into the endless outdoors. As an adult, he hitchhiked across the United States to explore people and the country in which he resides. He has volunteered at farms and in several Central American countries. Through his exploration of the world around him, he found hope. Even though there are horrible tragedies all around us, there is still good.Now Houston has taken on his next adventure: writing a book that encapsulates the world he knows. His first work, Sprig, is an ongoing web serial brought to print with all of Houston's unique perspectives and creativity put into words.

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Entangled (Sprig, Issue #4) - Houston Hare

Issue 4 - Entangled


Tallstrunt Press LLC


Issue 4 - Entangled

Copyright © 2021 Houston Hare

Tallstrunt Press LLC


All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review.

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This is a work of fiction. Names, places, characters, and incidents either are a product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

Published by Tallstrunt Press LLC


Dedicated to Daisy,

I can’t wait to dream with you.


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3 Interlude: Sillius

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

The Adventure Continues!

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Chapter 1

With mountains high and valleys low

We dig deeper in the earth

To protect our mountain home

And all that it is worth

Not the dragons of the sky

Nor the serpents of the sea

Nor the beasts of the land

Can ever take what’s mine from me

The red-haired Dwarf sang his song as he sat in the corner of his cell. He was slumped over on a bench, worn out, as if he’d been sleeping in a pig pen. He had a nice voice despite his lazy, mumbled singing. From what I could make out through the metal bars that separated us, he had a kind face.

Oh good. You’re awake, said a voice next to me. Zef. I could tell it was him without looking. He had the voice of an old man, not like the Dwarf chained to the wall outside of our cell.

Here, you should drink, Zef continued. I could hear him shuffling with something before pressing the waterskin to my lips. I drank, if only because it was Zef. Although, I would’ve liked to sit up first.

I struggled to get the fluid down, sat up, and spat out the last drops of water that had caught in my throat. Where’s Chipry? I asked, coughing.

I cleared my eyes, allowing myself to observe the jail cell I was stuck in. Zef was locked in with me. To the left of our cell were Tigala and Lolan, and to the right was an open area where the singing Dwarf was. His wrists were shackled to the wall.

I looked back at Zef, letting him know I still wanted an answer. Zef’s eyes darted around before he turned back to me. They trapped him. They were afraid you would be too dangerous with him.

Is he okay?

I think so. The bird bit Rodrigo’s finger, but Chipry wasn’t harmed, said Zef.

I took a deep breath. They better not hurt him. I let out a chuckle under my breath. Rodrigo was afraid of what I could do with a bird? I asked.

They all were a bit nervous, said Zef, smiling back at me.

I looked

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