Songs of Change

  Home I hear the voices of my family around me, but the world spins wildly, even with my eyes closed. “He’s waking up,” says Tzina.

Finally, the dizziness clears, and I open my eyes. Dilasa jumps on my lap and hugs me. “Did the cubes help you escape from the dream, ina?” she asks.

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A Wave of Flowers

  Dream Stage “The dream begins,” announces a woman’s voice. The stadium lights dim, and we find ourselves in a large cave filled with fog.

“What is this, Keela?” I whisper.

“Illusion, Master Yagrin.” “The stadium is still here, but you can’t see it.”

“The performers have built a stream of three-dimensional images and experiences […]

Night Journey

  Night Wings Last light comes quickly, and the Watchtower fills the sky with light. We assemble in an open field behind my house, and leave our packs on the floor of the house’s deck. A few wispy clouds move slowly across the night sky, floating in the gentle winds.

It’s unusual and dangerous for […]

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 […]

Dark Song 1

  Watchtower’s Song My steps echo as I walk through the empty Watchtower. The visitors are all gone for Meesa, the day of joy. Everyone gathers with family or close friends to celebrate the wonder of life, and the joy it brings. Everyone, but me. One guardian must always remain with the tower.

Shazira eats […]

Dream Schools

  Artists The artist’s guild has one leader, one name, and pretends to be one guild, but it’s not. The guild binds together many familiar visual and performance arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, digital imagery, story, theater, song, music, and dance. One art remains that only energy masters can perform. FlowSong, an art form built […]

Welcome

  Free for a Moment I love flying, being light and strong and free. It brings me joy, even with all the thoughts of loss and doubt that drag me down.

Keela is annoyed with me. She tries to hide it, but I feel it. She wants us to fly fast and straight to the […]

Ghosts of the Future

  Eyes Open I love the feeling of falling free. The air rushes by me as I fall, and the world comes up to greet me. The six hundred feet to the ocean will vanish in seconds.

This small body is strong, but I won’t survive the fall. I push aside the thoughts of death, […]