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Graveyard Dance

October 21, 2010

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“This is silly,” Lori pouts. “Why don’t we go to my place? We can summon the dead with my Ouija board.” “Oh, little Lori’s scared,” Brian mocks. He gooses her in the ribs, and she squeals indignantly. “Don’t worry, baby, I’ll protect you.” Trixie gazes at the headstones surrounding them, eyes wide. It’s foggy and […]

Aftermath

October 18, 2010

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This story is Part 26 of the Fire and Water series. It follows The Battle. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * Sulinor lay down in the middle of the battlefield, exhausted from her imprisonment and the battle itself. As soon as her eyes closed, she dreamed. Two young […]

One Last Visit

October 14, 2010

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Jane stood on the front lawn of her childhood home. It was midnight, and only the streetlamps gave it any light, but the house seemed smaller than it once did. Its large picture window glared blankly at the street. One of the panes was broken and covered with cardboard. It had been like that for […]

The Battle

October 12, 2010

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This story is Part 25 of the Fire and Water series. It follows A Song for Sulinor, Part 2. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index page. * * * A Nurain ship hit the ground near Peldanir, twisted into pieces by a Sylph. It burst into flames, sending shrapnel in all directions. […]

A Song for Sulinor, Part Two

October 4, 2010

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This story is Part 24 of the series Fire and Water. It follows A Song for Sulinor, Part One. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * The chants began in the south, and Findol recognized stories of Vael he had never known. He heard Varala’s voice among those of […]

There’s Always Monday

October 1, 2010

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Finally the work day was over. And today was Friday, with a whole weekend of freedom ahead. Ann gathered her things and hurried to the train station for the commute home. She had been waiting for this all day. She stood on the platform with all the other commuters, each watching for their trains. She […]