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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Flashy Friday: Lost

Drunye had no idea how long she’d been traveling through the forest. She hadn’t noticed when the weather shifted, if it had been subtle or outright because being lost had a way with messing with one’s mind, and she hadn’t been thinking clearly for hours… for about as long as she’d been lost, now that […]

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Flashy Friday: Warrior

E’ku was just a child when she gave up her own eyes to let the birds guide her along her path, into battle. They’d never steered her wrong, and she was a greater warrior for the sacrifice. *This image and flash fiction coincides with February 8, 2019’s Flashy Friday piece: Blind. I imagined this to […]

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Flashy Friday: Ride Like the Wind

The sisters three made a sport of watching escaped riders race through Drottning’s domain, anticipating their attempts at freedom despite knowing it to be futile. Sometimes they even took bets on how close the riders might actually come to reaching the very edge of Förbjudna. The sisters rarely interfered, fearing Drottning’s wrath, though they took […]

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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Over the last year, I’ve become a huge fan of N.K. Jemisin’s writing, though I hadn’t yet dipped my toes into the Broken Earth series. Grabbing a copy a few weeks ago at our local brick and mortar bookstore, I was excited to dive in and see what all the fuss was about. I knew […]

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Flashy Friday: Blind

How strange it was, to finally see the world around her. She hadn’t believed Vacha when he told her they would guide her, but out there in the grasslands, away from the bustle of the village, E’ku saw through the eyes of the birds, heard the tiny voices of their souls as bonded themselves to […]

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