The Apprentice Who Dazzles

The stars in the sky twinkle.

But the stars on Earth…they dazzle.

When I first heard him say that, well it sounds dumb, but I felt as if I dazzled. Just for a second.

I shook my head and left the room. I was standing in the back—there had been no seats left by the time I got to his session. So I was able to sneak off without anyone noticing.

Or so I thought.

But he had noticed.

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The First Days of Moonlight

“We’re fascinated by cats, aren’t we? Cats on the internet. Pictures, videos, memes. Cats in our homes. Ancient civilizations shaped statues of cats out of gold, ebony, and bronze. They have been associated with magic, with evil. They sometimes seem aloof and uncaring. Sometimes charming and playful. Sexy. Dangerous. Mysterious.”

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