Quill 25 Mortesthesia Image 1 Final Alt“Refill, sir?”

I looked up at the server lazily and gave a weak nod.  She filled my water glass and I watched as the gentle gurgling of water being poured into water tinged the air with a soft pink glow.

I was tired.  My eyelids felt heavy and they burned a little.  I hadn’t slept well again.  I wanted nothing more than to lie down.  But I couldn’t sleep and maybe wouldn’t unless I started making progress, real progress, in making sense of my senses.   Continue reading

The Map of All Worlds


Quill 149 Map of All Worlds Image 1 Final RealI have seen the tears of a unicorn.  I have squinted through shielded lenses to watch bright white stars spinning out plasma.  I have seen the battle of mouse armies.  I have seen the glowing green heart of the oldest oak in my home realm.

A map led me to all of these and more.  Not a static map drawn on a scroll or printed on glossy pages in an atlas.  Not even the sometimes-changing ethereal maps created on the worldwide web.  This map was ever-changing.  It drew itself.  It did not learn or know.  It simply appeared when commanded to, if the commands were the right commands.  Technology, enchantment.

It all started with a scavenger hunt.


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