This is a 7.5k short fantasy story originally published in the Anthology called, Every Witch Way But Wicked.
A young hydromancer must win a challenge to save her place as rightful heir to her elemental House. When she discovers her ex – the man she still loves – is one of the judges, she wonders just how many enemies she’s really fighting.
Rianna has lived her life hidden away from the envious eyes of those who would take over her house and all that comes with it. As long as her mother, the powerful elder lived, the house was untouchable. When she died, secrecy was…everything.
Then someone found out…