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Tommy’s mission was to escape from the waking world

He needed to figure out a way to get back to his own body, so that he could complete his mission without having to go through the motions of a waking life. There was...

The green eyes looked at Danielle, and then at the knight

“Sorry,” Danielle said, as she saw the last of the needles float out of sight, and the wall in front of the knight collapsed. She looked back down at the green eyes. “Is it...

The next step was a choice of a direction or not

The next step was a choice of a direction or not. I stepped forward with care, feeling the ice crystals under my feet and ice crumbs beneath my pantlegs. My feet took me through...

Marianne walked down Harlow Street and took a deep breath of the fresh air

To the right was the shopping district, a large plaza full of specialty stores, all of them filled with bright and shiny merchandise that the masses loved. Then, they would push farther along, to...

Tommy LaFontaine would think about all the things that had gone wrong in his life

But then he'd think about his parents. They had told him that they'd made everything okay. That they weren't really mean to him, that they loved him. And then that last night, when they'd...

The wedding party stood in the church foyer, waiting for the ceremony to begin

Marissa had been through so much so fast. It was amazing her only children lived. Her oldest son survived two years with a broken back when he was three. He’d died of shock and...

It was the end of the day, and they were about to go out for the last time this year

Mummy turned to the girls. “You’ve got that long drive ahead of you, so now let’s head out, shall we? I want you to have all the fun that you can in the car.”...

The Marquise of Vlade, Earl of Vlade, and his wife, Monseigneur Wenestra, were awoken in the early hours of the morning

A man with a neatly trimmed white beard, dressed in black velvet robes, entered the hall. "Monsieur," he smiled with the most charming smile Wenestra had ever seen. "Good morning my Lord, how may...

“Hello, I’m Constable Thaine Marr

"What do you want?" Wenestra's daughter, the dark-haired, dark-eyed young beauty of the clan, was in the room. "I'm told you need a place to hide. We have one." "Can we please just go...

One night the children went to play in the creek

They tried to play, but couldn’t get the hang of it. Some of them managed to go down to the creek to wash the clothes, their only form of communication with the world of...

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Tommy’s mission was to escape from the waking world

He needed to figure out a way to get back to his own body, so that he could complete his mission without having to go through the motions of a waking life. There was...

Beth stood atop the headland, watching the waves crash gently onto the ocean, feeling suddenly as if she was being pulled away from herself,...

Yet as she gazed out into an ocean that seemed to beckon as an unknown singer sang a song of longing, Beth felt suddenly as if she had been the one to place the...

The green eyes looked at Danielle, and then at the knight

“Sorry,” Danielle said, as she saw the last of the needles float out of sight, and the wall in front of the knight collapsed. She looked back down at the green eyes. “Is it...
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