Flashy Friday: Justice

Ni’rikun felt calm for the first time in ages, the greatest part of her centered as the djinn whirled like smoke across the desert sands. Whispers and promises tickled her ears while the threads of their souls lashed at her skin like angry snakes, whipping open wounds inside her until they began to fester and […]

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Flashy Friday: Ancient Ruins

Scholars said the ruins led to another world, as alien to the surfacers as it was forgotten. Technology existed there the likes of which those above couldn’t even begin to fathom, much less replicate. Their tales were fascinating, of course, but nowhere near as intriguing as what the witch women had to say. Allegedly, there […]

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Flashy Friday: From the Wall

He was supposed to be tutoring the boy, teaching him the fundamentals of rulership and government, about the provinces surrounding his kingdom, and the art of managing the crown’s finances because it was important that a ruler never allow someone else to do all the work. It was how mischief was made, how greedy fools […]

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Flashy Friday: Winter is Here

For too long, the song lingered on the wind, a chorus of certainty warning those who never listened: “Winter is coming.” And though the wise never say it, they know what the words really mean: ice in their bones, in their eyes, in their hearts, in their souls. The whole world frosting over as his […]

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Flashy Friday: Karma

Benei stilled his mind with a deep breath, lungs expanding, stomach rising, fear expelling from his body in slow waves as he exhaled. He thought of Master Chen Khong’s achievement of true emptiness, and momentarily wished his own karma had been stillness. Alas, he was meant for less humble, more worldly achievements. When all was […]

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