Regeneration

December 6, 2010

3

This story is Part 29 in the Fire and Water series. It follows The Next Task. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * Sulinor and Zaghran stood close together in the center of the waste that had been her prison. The edges of their true forms flowed in and […]

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In Retrospect

December 2, 2010

22

He sits beside the window which looks onto the street, watching occasional cars drive past. Blue jays, mockingbirds and starlings conduct their noisy business in the big tree by the street, and now and then a squirrel will scamper past. The sun is declining westward, its full light bathing the entire front of the house. […]

The Next Task

November 29, 2010

5

This story is Part 28 in the Fire and Water series. It follows Abduction. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * Lourlan awoke and sat up in bed, her head spinning even as the remnants of her dream evaporated in the night. Slowly the shapes of the bedroom resolved […]

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Nine Days

November 4, 2010

28

The young initiate stood before the massive, ancient tree, smelling its living green scent, listening to a breeze stirring its leaves far above. The priestesses stood behind her, here in the sacred grove. She felt them chanting the protective blessing behind her, over and around her. They prayed that she would have the strength, that […]

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Abduction

November 1, 2010

2

This story is Part 27 of the Fire and Water series. It follows Aftermath. To read from the beginning, please visit the Index Page. * * * The light came from everywhere at once, false and cold. Findol’s head throbbed under its pressure. His hands and feet were numb, bound with thin, hard wire. If […]

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Graveyard Dance

October 21, 2010

30

“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 […]

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Aftermath

October 18, 2010

4

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 […]

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