They Stand. They Watch. They Wait.

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Digital drawing. The silhouette of a person facing forward stands at center with arms to the side. The eyes glow with the color of the sunny halo behind the figure’s head and torso. The figure stands on ground that is cast in dark shadows. The ground fills the bottom fourth of the image. Scarce shrubbery is visible to the left of frame. A bush or small tree is visible at the right of frame. All in shadow. The sky fills the top three-quarters of the image and is streaked with sunset colors.

“What would happen if I accidentally looked at one of them?” Adira asked.  “Or if I spoke by reflex, before I could stop myself?”

She was the passenger.  With a sudden swerve, the driver pulled aside.  Ignoring the horn of the car that just missed side-swiping them, he gripped the wheel.  His shoulders heaved in a single breath.

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The City Beyond the Horizon

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It lives in the dust.  It lives in the remnants.

They say the city that sits on the horizon at sunset is nothing but cosmic dust.  I say otherwise.  I’ve been there.  For some reason I left.  I can’t remember the reason.  I can’t remember anything about it.  I seek answer.  I have to return.  So last night, or maybe it was five days ago, I set out to find it.  I’m on the right path, one of many I think, each of them hidden and easy to fall from. Continue reading

A Potion of Uncertain Fortune

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A Portion of Uncertain FortuneThere is a potion that can be made from the bright yellow mushroom that grows in the vales beyond the blue grasses.  The potion must be made in a certain way or it would contain no power at all.  The potion had to be made twice, once at sunrise and once at sunset, of the same day.  So in truth, it was two potions.  Whatever the potion made at sunrise did, the potion made at sunset could undo.   Continue reading