Lost Courage

  An Honorable Death I leave Siksa and my family, again. Only Balshown is with me on the ship, and he is too quiet, lost in his thoughts. We pass unnoticed through the atmosphere, and accelerate past Siksa’s moon. Soon, we’ll be at a safe distance from the planet, where we can engage the star […]

Traveling Alone

  Visitors I watch the drifting clouds through the window of the cafe, barely aware of Shazira near me. The food is long finished, but still, we sit. There is little talk, with our heads full of the coming test.

Tzina comes running in to find us, more excited than I’ve ever seen her.

“He’s […]

Fears and Legends

Fear and Exile The air is filled with sound today, a strange hum. I mention it to Shazira when she wakes, but she hears nothing. The sound waits in the background during the greeting. Then it follows me around the Watchtower as I get ready for the day. It’s a pleasant companion, not dark or […]

Master and Apprentice

  Morning Sleep and I are old friends. On other nights, I fall asleep easily, and little disturbs my sleep. Tonight, sleep comes and goes. I wake often, waiting for morning, and the start of my training.

I feel dull and clumsy when morning finally comes, and I begin the greeting of the light. Soon, […]