Stardust Rising

  The Cave We glide quickly through the spinning, sparkling tunnel that leads from the Seven Towers to Siksa. An energy shield surrounds us and protects us from the wild energies of the tunnel, and whatever dangers we may find at tunnel’s end.

“Are you mad at me, Yagrin?” asks Dilasa, as she touches my […]

Visions of the Future

  Balance and Love The ground near us is covered with a colorful, living layer that is softer than moss. We sit together, almost floating, on this ocean of red, green, orange, and blue. And listen.

The forest around us is quiet, except for the wind, as it moves the thick canopy of leaves above […]

Gifts of War

  Dream Hunter Dilasa sleeps in a green guesthouse near Wisten’s home. The bed and the room are round, and the house is full of windows.

A gentle breeze blows through Dilasa’s long, black hair, and across the dark red sheets. She sleeps for hours after the fire that took her guardians. I can do […]

Birth

  Geyfal’s Children “Identical twins, born thousands of years apart?!”

“I asked Sindar the same question,” he says. “He answered me with a gift of memories, taken from his father, and himself.” “It’s the story of how the brothers were born, in a universe that you and I have never seen.”

“I don’t have Sindar’s […]

Survivors

  Home Sinesu waits, the home planet of the Jiku. Makish and I watch it on the viewer as Keesha’s ship completes its first orbit.

I’ve never been there, but I can feel its soft dirt beneath my feet, and taste its sweet air.

How? I can’t explain it, but the memories are mine.

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Dark Song 2

  Crossroads I look at Ehraval, and the darkness that covers his eyes. What secrets hide within?

I find the black energy well that always circles around me. I dip energy hands in the well, and bathe my eyes, over and over. I turn toward Ehraval. Thick darkness pours out of my eyes, and covers […]

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 […]