Forlorn – Part I

The Darkwood Forest was heavy with mist rolling in off the Highland moors. Tendrils grey as smoke curled over the tops of trees, settling down into their boughs like an army of ghostly apparitions.  Cool autumn winds couldn’t lift the unnatural fog once it settled; rather they pushed the mists further down into the glen.  As Saoirse …

The Shroud of Koji

Massive orange jade columns held up a domed ceiling painted with the scenes of the Forbidden City and the gods and goddesses who inhabited it. As we walked further into the empty building, our footfalls echoed on the black granite floors, still smooth and polished even after a thousand years of neglect. It was as …

The Jewel of Rajai- Part I

The guard’s dark brown eyes flitted between the formal invitation, its gold-trim sparkling in the mid-morning sunlight, and my cleavage, which had been powdered with flecks of gold. The dress I had picked out was long and eloquent, a mix of light pink silk and sheer lace. Pearl strands replaced fabric sleeves and matched the …

Escape

Low lying branches scratched my face as I ran through the dark forest thickets. I could feel the welts burning, bringing tears to my eyes, but I didn’t have time to slow my pace.  The moon was only half-way visible, a sinister sideways grin hanging in the sky. There were clouds, of that I could …