Please Read: Rite of Passage is © copyright 2003 to me, Jennifer McCutcheon. Do not, I repeat, do not steal it, copy it, or in any other way use it for your own gain. This is my work that I've spent long hours over, and plaigarism of any sort will not be tolerated. Thank you.
Blurb: Ali seeks the Castle. Like many of the children her age, she starts the trial, hoping to make it there before the gates closed. But in doing so, she is letting herself in for a lot more than she bargained for...
Notes: The main portion of this story was written hastily, on the computer, for the Novella Writing Competition several years ago. Consequently, it has't had any sort of re-write at all, although I think it really, really does need one. Yes.