Oddnever

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Oddnever adjusted her spectacles, tucked in her wings, rolled open her scroll, and touched the tip of her quill to her tongue.  She peered into the mirror that was set in the modest front room of her modest abode within an acorn tree.  That mirror had been locked so that she was only able to look through it, not step through it.  Oddnever was, after all, different from other sprites.  She could be trusted and relied upon.  She was capable of focusing for long stretches of time.  And she was thought to be too slow to evade the human gaze—likely because she was taller than was typical for her kind.  Therefore she was forbidden from visiting the human realm. 

While she wasn’t generally mischievous, Oddnever was keenly curious. Continue reading

The Accountant of Breaths

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Quill 161 Accountant of Breaths Image 1 FinalAfter death, some souls go to reward and some to punishment.  Then there are the ones who just need to do some “community service” to atone for minor wrongs.  The length and manner of service depends on the offense.  The service is some task, usually tedious, that must be performed in the maintenance of the cosmos.  Some service has nothing to do with the world of the living.  Some service has everything to do with the world of the living. Continue reading