Thunder Voice

  Stone The world feels broken today, as I wake, but what does it mean? Usually, I love greeting the sun, but now I have to push my way through it. I eat almost nothing for breakfast. “Are you sick, Yagrin?” asks Shazira. “You barely eat, and your smile is gone.” I scan my body with the listener, searching for sickness or injury, but my life energy burns strong. The answer is somewhere outside of me. “I’m not sick,” I tell her, “but I have to find out what’s wrong.” I sit in the healing room, and spread my listener on the web, searching for the imbalance that pulls at me. The calm of the web settles over me, and my energy bodies brighten. The listener can’t touch the whole web, only an area of a few miles, and within that distance, it finds no answers. Still, I hear a…

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Hungry for Lightning

  Storms Breakfast in the kitchen with Tzina. She delights in watching me as I eat food I’ve never tasted before. So I let her choose my food for me. I look out the large windows at the sky, wondering if another great storm will come today. It’s lightning season. At night, everyone fears the Krale attacking, even with the Watchtower to protect us. The great danger in the day is lightstorms. Each storm with thousands of lightning strikes, and torrential rains. No one wants to be caught outside in the storms. Here, on top of the mountain, on an island in the sea, we’re a magnet for lightning. Lightning strikes the mountain around us, and will attack anyone standing on the open deck. There’s no reason to fear the storm, while sitting within the Watchtower. Lightning never strikes the Watchtower, itself, but fear doesn’t need reason. Most of the…

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