Gen – Hands of Power and Light

  Lines and Symbols A ring of buildings surrounds me, miles high. Sunlight flows down the edges of the buildings, through light pipes, and brighten the walkways far below. This is my city, the largest in the world. Today,it seems tiny, as I imagine the endless world that the Gen live in.

When I get […]

Gen – First Lessons

  Thirty-Five I wake up, and almost jump off my mat. I’m thirty-five cycles today, a child no more. Fully grown, with all my adult strength.

I want to celebrate, but my friends think it’s foolish. I also hear mother’s voice in my head, saying it’s childish to celebrate birth cycles at my age. Once, […]

The Edge of Darkness

  In the Dark I awake, dizzy, on a cold, hard floor. My head spins and throbs, my body nauseous, stiff and strange. It takes all my strength to sit up slowly, and open my eyes.

The world stays dark, with no trace of light anywhere around me. Am I blind?

I struggle to stay […]