This is a new beginning ....
Cassie held her father's Book of Shadows in her hands and shivered. There would be no going back, her mother had said, but now she watched Cassie expectedly.
The book's gold deckle-edged pages were cinched closed with a leather string, like a soft, thin belt. Cassie pulled on it, and dust particles flew into the air as its knot came undone, but the book's cover remained in place.
"It's not too late to change your mind," her mother said. " Are you sure you're ready?"
Cassie nodded. If this book contained the secrets to defeating her half sister, Scarlett, and saving the Circle from the hunters, it wasn't even a question. It was her duty to study it. Staring deep onto the book, she had hoped she had enough magical powers within her to open it up like a tractor breaking down a house. She knew it was wishful thinking. She wasn't ready.. not yet but soon. For everyone's sake she's got to be.
This is a continuation free write prompt which would eventually turn into a short story novel. Perhaps, not so short anymore; anyhow hope you enjoy it. I've yet to decide on the name; The Circle or Book of Shadows