Calling It by Name

That the worst was over during our long journey through the forest I could only hope, but my hopes were dashed when I heard the voice. Soft, it was, and seemingly reasonable, yet a shiver rushed over me before I knew it’d begun. Hand to my breast, I heard the others retreat a step while I waited for my breaths to slow.

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Shaking such that I feared my knees would bend as do the crops before a twister, I managed a step closer to the roadside where I was certain the voice and accompanying movement had originated. Squinting, I peered into the haze coating the dense forest beyond the brightly colored brick road, but…


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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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