Category Science Fiction

In an Instant

Oh, how the world has changed since I was born Some days I feel lost, confused and quite forlorn Will it matter that I cannot leave my past behind When I feel harassed, harried by the daily grind The world around us has sped up as I slowed down So much changed, I clutch the […]

Serial Tuesday (Wednesday) ~ Toliver

Chapter Fifteen             “You were wise to avoid the fountain.” Toliver stumbled back from the door and turned toward the voice. The man from across the plaza stood a couple of feet away, casually tossing and catching Toliver’s barely-eaten fapple. Toliver didn’t understand why he hadn’t heard him approach, felt him stealing the fapple or […]

Serial Tuesday ~ Toliver

Chapter Fourteen Toliver climbed into the low branches of the tree with the densest foliage. He planned to wait out the day, watch and learn from his hiding place. Initially, he wedged himself into position, with his feet on a branch and his back pressed into the trunk. He still feared he would be found […]

Serial Friday ~ Arcadian Journey

Chapter Fourteen                 Charoo proved an awful place, cool, green and brown with a pale blue sky. She missed the reds and blues, Arcadia’s lovely turquoise sky. Eni adjusted the scarf over the lower half of her face. She’d done it first to mask the odd smells that greeted her when she left the ship. […]

Serial Tuesday ~ Toliver

Chapter Thirteen (cont.) Toliver lay there a while longer, with no sure clue as to how long, dazed, dozing, slipping into and out of awareness. When he could finally open his eyes and keep them open, he could see more of the area around him. He struggled back to his knees and looked up. The […]

Serial Tuesday ~ Toliver

Chapter Thirteen Toliver awoke suddenly to the sound of the lock disengaging. He’d been sleeping lightly, his hat over his face, and realized immediately what he’d heard. He got up and approached the door hesitantly. He knew he hadn’t been lying there long. When nothing else happened, he grabbed the door handle. From the first […]

Serial Friday ~ Arcadian Journey

Chapter Thirteen The night screamed outside, raw and ugly, and they were quickly soaked to the skin and cold. Stavo knew he should turn back, gather their harps and wait out the storm, but his anger prevented him. He turned his shoulder into the wind and shielded Luus as best he could. Carrying his injured […]