Stories

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Chapter 5: Market

The story so far: The survivors of this world summoned her to be their hero.  She ran away from the ceremony and fell to her death.  Then she got better. She learned that she’s not the first hero, but they hope she will be the last.  Convinced that her help will only guarantee their demise,…

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Chapter 4: Heroes

The story so far: The survivors of this world summoned her to be their hero.  She ran away from the ceremony and fell to her death.  Then she got better. Finally, she confronts her captors.  She’s ready to get some answers.   He cupped his hands into a circle and a soft, blue glow leaked through…

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Chapter 3: Sandwich

The story so far: A woman woke up in another world with many of her memories missing.  In her rush to run away from her abductors, she took a tumble from a window and fell to her death.  Lucky for her, the death thing didn’t stick. A kind, old woman led her out of the…

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Chapter 2: Cloud City

The story so far: A woman was summoned to another world, but decided it wasn’t really her thing.  In her rush to run away she took a tumble from a window and fell to her death.  Lucky for her, the death thing didn’t stick. I lounged on a fluffy white cloud.  Far below, the kaleidoscope…

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Chapter 1 : Summoning

The story so far: This is the first chapter in the untitled story of Jack, set in the world of the Aether.  The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I ever had.– Roland Orzabal, Mad World A kaleidoscope of images writhed over the ground.  I knew them all: every face and scene and…

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Chapter 14: Escape (Draft)

The story so far: This little town has lost its peaceful charm.  Louis was eaten by a shadow demon.  Now reality has shattered.  She is in a void next to a hazy dome. Shadows are closing in, but someone has just tossed her a lifeline.   I slid over the curve of the dome in jerky…

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Chapter 13: Aether (Draft)

The story so far: Dinner was a disaster.  Ethan broke the bad news about his job, and Riley saw shadows stalking the kitchen … maybe.  Everyone has gone home, and that “later” she’s been hoping for has finally arrived. From the edge of sleep, I heard someone shout my name. My eyes popped open and…

Chapter 11: Heather (Draft)

The story so far: Riley just wanted to study.  Instead, Zoey dragged her to a cave where her parents’ initials were carved.  Ethan quit the general store.  Louis returned, only to be eaten by a shadow.  Riley defeated it, but can’t accept that reality now has monsters in it. Zoey has just brought her home.…