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Jessica Parsons

@JessGirl93

I’m Jessica Parsons, a new writer who loves creating stories about fantasy, romance, and my love for a certain time-travelling Doctor.

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Absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to read what happens next. When are you going to update?
Thank you! I’ll be publishing chapter four in a couple of days. Stay tuned to your notifications!
I’m hooked, Clara is an amazing character.

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