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    Thread: I used to like to go out before I met you
Post: RE: I used to like to go out before I met you

Taking a page out of your book and hiding, for a bit. Gods, he made her sound as if she had no social skills. Beneath the furs Salem rubbed at her eyes, ousting both stress and sleepiness as she did s...
Salem Dead Topics 4 398 13 April 2021, 08:57 PM
    Thread: I used to like to go out before I met you
Post: RE: I used to like to go out before I met you

Salem roused slowly: First, when the rapping on the door startled her from a rare, blessed, dead-to-the-world slumber, to which the Fortune Teller did and said nothing; and second, when the door opene...
Salem Dead Topics 4 398 12 April 2021, 10:01 PM
    Thread: Rejoining
Post: Rejoining

I GOOFED (edit) Lengthened profile fields just in case Character Name: Salem Character Birthdate: 4/13/17 Sex: F Species: 50% coyote/50%jackal Is your character a Luperci?: ye ...
Salem Dead Joiners 2 197 9 April 2021, 12:01 AM
    Thread: come be my blood, be my brother
Post: RE: come be my blood, be my brother

Salem grimaced, deeply so, when presented with Adrianna's metaphor for her work with men. Subconsciously defensive, the Fortune Teller at once crossed her arms and sunk away a little. "Sounds awful. Y...
Salem Dead Topics 7 429 22 February 2021, 08:41 PM
    Thread: out of the woods
Post: RE: out of the woods

salem rn (https://media.giphy.com/media/3o6ZtqbRPZJ0JMHHAk/giphy.gif) [hr] The Fortune Teller's eyes flicked between the two women as they took turns in dialogue, her excitement ebbing with all ot...
Salem Dead Topics 6 358 26 January 2021, 02:15 PM
    Thread: raleigh scattering
Post: RE: raleigh scattering

Naively assuming his intended was for similar reasons as she -- that he was restless and cooped up inside all winter, and needed a momentary escape -- Salem agreed to join him, sliding furs back upon ...
Salem Dead Topics 6 285 26 January 2021, 01:56 PM
    Thread: come be my blood, be my brother
Post: RE: come be my blood, be my brother

"Salem seemed to be in a sort of mood" girl she in such a mood 24/7 that "In a Mood" could be her job [hr] Adrianna's reply read through to Salem strongly, whether or not Adrianna realized it. Per...
Salem Dead Topics 7 429 17 January 2021, 11:39 PM
    Thread: raleigh scattering
Post: RE: raleigh scattering

Anyone else and Salem suspected she would have gotten much more of a reaction to their collision, but Sawyer was as easygoing and passive as he ever was. Usually she appreciated this in him dearly, fo...
Salem Dead Topics 6 285 17 January 2021, 11:21 PM
    Thread: stone blind until the steeple bell begins to chime
Post: RE: stone blind until the steeple bell begins to c...

The simplicity of his own interpretation for the fortune he was handed implied to Salem that he did not take them as seriously as she might have wanted, but she rescinded the thought almost immediatel...
Salem Dead Topics 3 317 14 January 2021, 03:11 PM
    Thread: out of the woods
Post: RE: out of the woods

She regarded Vodeva with a smile suitable enough to cover up some skepticism. Hadn't Indis always been a bit foggy about herself and where she had come from for all those months they spent together? F...
Salem Dead Topics 6 358 11 January 2021, 08:18 PM
    Thread: come be my blood, be my brother
Post: RE: come be my blood, be my brother

"Cherry wine?" she balked, questioning the bitterness of the wine as their patron had requested. She took a second look at the heavy dust on the bottle and the drunken shambling of the man on the othe...
Salem Dead Topics 7 429 11 January 2021, 08:03 PM
    Thread: to all those who have lived and died alone
Post: RE: to all those who have lived and died alone

She didn't respond to his first comment on death, that it was not unlike living; to this Salem shrugged and raised her brows in such a way as to communicate he was not wrong. To his second comment she...
Salem Dead Topics 16 847 11 January 2021, 07:32 PM
    Thread: come be my blood, be my brother
Post: come be my blood, be my brother

The lounge was far busier than the Divination Room that evening in La Estrella Roja, and Salem found herself grateful for a change of pace as she took a rare but beloved turn at tending the cantina. L...
Salem Dead Topics 7 429 5 January 2021, 10:56 PM
    Thread: out of the woods
Post: RE: out of the woods

Her last client left not a few minutes before: a young woman, too young to have found La Roja alone, had come asking for medium work using noises both sarcastic and brazen. Despite Salem's every effor...
Salem Dead Topics 6 358 5 January 2021, 10:30 PM
    Thread: stone blind until the steeple bell begins to chime
Post: stone blind until the steeple bell begins to chime

"Fire, reversed," said Salem, flipping the first of his three selected cards spread on the Divination table between them, the candles spread throughout the room's walls and shelves providing their onl...
Salem Dead Topics 3 317 5 January 2021, 11:43 AM
    Thread: to all those who have lived and died alone
Post: RE: to all those who have lived and died alone

"Hmph," she muttered, yet smirked just so. "I don't envy you, drink or no. I couldn't shmooze for hours on end like you can. How is it you never run out of things to say?" Salem peeked her hands out f...
Salem Dead Topics 16 847 4 January 2021, 04:36 PM
    Thread: to all those who have lived and died alone
Post: RE: to all those who have lived and died alone

"An eye in a flower," Salem said, and traced in the air between them the symbol. She knew it well: she remembered the first time she and her mother caught sight of it, freshly painted, on the back of ...
Salem Dead Topics 16 847 3 January 2021, 08:48 PM
    Thread: to all those who have lived and died alone
Post: RE: to all those who have lived and died alone

“I don’t know who to expect, if anyone,” she admitted, a fact that towards the beginning had kept her up at night. Her insomnia found other ways to persist eventually. Given her general paranoia, it w...
Salem Dead Topics 16 847 3 January 2021, 12:17 PM
    Thread: to all those who have lived and died alone
Post: RE: to all those who have lived and died alone

"You know what I mean," she had said as she held the door open for him, and she knew he really did. But rearranging the utter chaos that what the Troupe and their communal bedroom? Salem had been i...
Salem Dead Topics 16 847 3 January 2021, 12:29 AM
    Thread: to all those who have lived and died alone
Post: RE: to all those who have lived and died alone

"I appreciate the sentiment," said Salem as she carefully propped the front door of the schoolhouse open with her knee, "but I just don't know how realistic that is, Cal. We aren't a small group, and ...
Salem Dead Topics 16 847 2 January 2021, 10:02 PM
    Thread: raleigh scattering
Post: RE: raleigh scattering

Frustrated yet again by the cold and dragging winter, Salem tidied the Divination Room for what felt like the hundredth time since first snowfall. Grateful as she was for her present occupation and pr...
Salem Dead Topics 6 285 2 January 2021, 08:46 PM
    Thread: to all those who have lived and died alone
Post: RE: to all those who have lived and died alone

She made a series of discontented but committal grunts to each of his attempted reassurances. She might even have cracked something at a smile in response to his story about Malik, although she assume...
Salem Dead Topics 16 847 2 January 2021, 08:17 PM
    Thread: to all those who have lived and died alone
Post: RE: to all those who have lived and died alone

She wasn't. She was pouting, although it might have been hard to tell beneath the necessary layers of furs and blankets she needed to keep warm outside. Salem had been perhaps too forward in admitt...
Salem Dead Topics 16 847 21 December 2020, 11:15 AM
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Post: RE: Missed you guys :,)

HI OLD FRIEND LET'S CATCH UP
Salem Lair of Shenanigans 0 0 21 November 2020, 09:59 PM
    Thread: good energy
Post: RE: good energy

It was a quiet night in the Divination Room: a client or two seeking simple fortunes with little to trade. She knew their type and did not mind them. If they wished for a harmless or inexpensive taste...
Salem Dead Topics 2 329 14 November 2020, 01:48 PM
    Thread: The lonely moments just get lonelier
Post: RE: The lonely moments just get lonelier

For all her pride in her judgment of character, Salem knew nothing of the lie she'd been provided: Eden's name. Haven she had been told, and Haven she still believed. She had never met them before, an...
Salem Dead Topics 10 1,739 21 October 2020, 04:29 PM
    Thread: A hard night
Post: RE: A hard night

Salem put aside the gloves, content enough with the trade, and listened. As the story went on, her smile faded slowly, her fingers unlaced, and she sunk back into her cushion sober and attentive. Her ...
Salem Dead Topics 3 699 20 September 2020, 11:17 PM
    Thread: The lonely moments just get lonelier
Post: RE: The lonely moments just get lonelier

How she wished the magic sworn by others was real: that the candle-flames would shake with the passage of spirits, that the cards could deliver true warnings and change lives, that one could reach out...
Salem Dead Topics 10 1,739 20 September 2020, 09:02 PM
    Thread: The lonely moments just get lonelier
Post: RE: The lonely moments just get lonelier

"That will do just fine," Salem said. "I thank you for your generosity. Please, put them there, and we will get started." A seance meant her performance skills would be tested, but what few opportu...
Salem Dead Topics 10 1,739 12 September 2020, 02:13 PM
    Thread: underneath what's detectable with eyes
Post: RE: underneath what's detectable with eyes

He was silent, unreadable, as she selected and separated his cards. When it was her turn to move, to flip the cards he selected, Salem gasped small and subtle and tense. How long had she been holding ...
Salem Dead Topics 8 1,437 12 September 2020, 01:56 PM