chapter eleven part two

The Whispers urgently hissed the word as Glaciem stared, frozen. Bick raised a hand. The reflection followed suit, though Glaciem could not miss the reflection’s sigh of impatience as it did so, its willingness to indulge Bick waning.  Protect. Swirling images and half memories accosted Glaciem’s mind as she tried to understand what she wasContinue reading “chapter eleven part two”

chapter ten part two

Glaciem and Bick moved swiftly and quietly. Though the Village was quiet, they dared not risk the open road leading to the outer gates and choose instead to weave their way through the trees still scattered throughout the roads, crops and near houses. They were not so concerned about Villagers, but rather the enemies theyContinue reading “chapter ten part two”

weakness

what is is, why we see it as a bad character attribute, and why that’s not correct. Weak. Weakness. Weakling. We’ve used this word and its many derivatives forever to describe something as being found wanting, as not good enough, as inadequate. It is the defining trait of those who fail, of those struggling, ofContinue reading “weakness”

chapter nine part two

“That is quite the opposite of what you’ve led the Valley to believe.” Alexandros snapped, his voice rising above the indignant cries of Glaciem and Bick.  “That would be because if the Valley understood the true dangers of the Forest and what potentially dwells there, no one would have dared to venture through the MountainsContinue reading “chapter nine part two”

chapter eight part two

The Village was deathly quiet. Even with their slow progress on account of Narratus being unable to walk quickly, they did not see anyone besides themselves. Glaciem and Bick were kept up front. Their hands were bound and they were blindfolded so as to prevent them from struggling or retaliating. They were not permitted toContinue reading “chapter eight part two”