The Evertree

From 10 miles away the Evertree looked like a sapling, origami at its finest. From a mile away your heartbeat quickened like that of a naughty child about to meet the principal and realized he was way more powerful than you thought he was. At a hundred metres length you had to stop and stare,…

At The Edge

Lake Swallow was the epitome of peace, its small waves lapping to and fro in the summer breeze. If you stared deep into it you could almost forget the smouldering ruins that surrounded it. Princess Anadia was at its shore, petrified except for the few tremors of fear that still coursed through her. There was…

Facing Judgement

Miri floated through the bus station with a flutter of pride. He'd learned to do it in three days with the help of the armless soul near the park. He'd been told that most took a week or two to master floating. He stopped at the centre of the road as a bus came to…

Shining Armour

Source: Marie Gail Strataford Felilah looked at the withered bud that barely held to its wilted stem. A strong gust of wind could have blown it off. "You say this is a Rose of Ulasis?" "Yes," the knight in dirty armour started, "journeyed through fire and ice just for you to have it," He wiped his…

Claiming Birthright

Vers looked at the disheveled figure in front of him. The man had been arrested for causing a disturbance for the third time that month. This was far beneath his pay grade but he'd seen Legus Avuru many times in the marketplace shouting about rightful heirs and what not. His position as police chief was…

Searching For Life

Even when it comes with instructions, death is still hard to handle. I perused through the pages of the book I collected from the library. Humans called it the five stages of grief and if this book was anything to go by, then I was supposed to be going into the acceptance stage, getting over…

Plants of Desna

From a distance, the Rakaniri flower is a thing of beauty. Its orange petals with streaks of blue burst open each morning releasing nectar with the hypnotizing smell of perfume that draws you closer, "come get me," it seems to call out. It grows on the deep marshes and lakes of Planet Desna. If you…

Dead or Alive

It's hard to hear orders when your heart is beating in your ears. For the moment, Thuku was glad he was the one giving the orders. "Spread out, converge, recover." Now, his orders were pursue and recover; dead or alive. Sorio prison housed the most dangerous felonies on the planet. These were not just people…

My Wish is Your Command

The hot sands of the Sahara blew across the lands spreading their dry air of desolation even further. Inside a cavern, a debate of astronomical proportions took place.  Sesios scratched his imaginary chin as he pondered his granter's request. What is your name again? "My name is Meho M-29 and I am here to serve…

Cement for the Chest Cavity

I stared at the man who had fallen asleep on my farm. He was normal in all appearance except for the giant hole in his chest. I nudged him with the blunt side of the machete I held. He started to stir. "Who are you?"  I asked holding the blade over his head. "Woah Woah!"…