A Final Formality

Tora dangled her legs over the ledge and swung them back and forth, watching as the final dying stars flickered far below. The light they gave off was little more than a feeble blue glow, struggling to light the small clump of earth that Tora sat on, a small floating chunk less than two metres across in any direction...

Volaten Vedor

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Broken Birds

Jonah folded the piece of paper over again between his fingers, running the back of his nail along the edge to smooth out the crease. He shifted uncomfortably in his chair. The cheap, plastic edges had been pressing into his legs for hours, and he could feel his feet beginning to tingle as they lost... Continue Reading →

Yash #19

FILE: AUDIO LOG ENTRY // YASH TIR-REL // RESEARCH COORDINATOR RESEARCH TEAM PYTHEAS SUBJECT: PYTHEAS PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT #19 %%ERROR#881%% FILE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN // UNKNOWN USER A1: Yash Tir-Rel. Research director. Research team Pytheas. Report number nineteen made at two fifty-eight. [IRREGULAR TAPPING] A2: The efforts of the Pytheas team continues to provide results at... Continue Reading →

Galanet Transmission

EXE_558370%##SYSTEMBOOT EXE_$A_001|“Welcome to Galanet. Please input service location and transmission ID.”| INPUT(AMURIN, [REDACTED]) EXE_558372(INPUT)%##TRANSMISSION OPEN -CONNECTING LINE- . .. ... -CONNECTION SUCCESSFUL- EXE_559101#%%TRANSCRIPT RECORD [SILENCE] T.H: Hello? [SILENCE] T.H: Hello? I’m looking for- ??: Think you got the wrong line. T.H: No, no! I’m sure I put it in right? Look, I’m looking fo, uh-... Continue Reading →

Fortresses & Knights

When Alistair had thought of battle, he had envisioned the glorious charge of cavalry thundering across an open field. Of scores of knights all gleaming in polished armour, their lances lowered and prepared to strike. What he had not imagined was sitting for two weeks on his arse staring at a stone wall with thirty... Continue Reading →

Tyrant

‘Good people! I bring ill tidings of a tyrannical overlord who has wrested control from our most gracious of kings!’ The page’s neck strained as his voice carried over the crowd gathered...

Hush

I sit watching the light of the rising pale moon that dances across my bedroom walls, a beacon that softly illuminates the swaying stalks of wheat that whisper beyond my window. Hidden amongst the shifting shadows, their subtle voices murmur to one another...

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