Creatures of the ancient forest shared their slow horrific death, trapped in the sticky sweet sap. Their cruel reward for hungry curiosity? To be entombed for all eternity.
Light sparkled from polished facets as she slowly turned the amber jewel, her expert eye quickly searching for the slightest imperfection. Dark blemishes lurking deep within demanded her rejection. Unknowingly she returned the most precious of all the gemstones, to continue in her quest for sterile conformity.
Writers suffering the cursory inspection of their precious originality find consolation in knowing life is often truly stranger than the most finely crafted fiction.
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