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Fabric

Peace. Clock ticking. A stranger clears his throat. Cars pass by. A plane overhead. Clouds, wind-borne, flee twilights end. Incense. Evening tea. Candle casting shadows. The flame gives light, the gesture genuine, not fake. All woven, a fabric, stronger in … Continue reading

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Climbing

She’d faltered, fallen, her soul pummeled, plundered, yet she remained, wounded, broken inside, but not ready to die within. Always climbing, ascending, her heart ragged, jagged, yet she continued on, haggard, because within was more than imagined. ©September 2014, June … Continue reading

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Timing

  It’s a waste of time worrying about time running out. It’s true that time isn’t standing still, nor is time on our side, yet we make thinking about time a timeless activity. And all the while we still can’t … Continue reading

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Nebulous Night

A mind alight, starlight’s eye, spinning axis, nebulous night. Science reality, captured fiction, thrusting skyward our imagination. Tales of “to be,” once a caution, are no longer science fiction. ©December 2017, June 2020 Christina Anne Hawthorne

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Crossroads

Some other titles I considered for this blog post were Reflections, Update, and 2017. This post is all of that, and more. For a lot of reasons, though, this moment in time feels like a crossroads. I’m still working out … Continue reading

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Cauldron’s Edge

One turn, then another. Lavender in the haze, scenting passion’s mist upon her skin. Each turn brought swirling effervescence, a fire’s longing embracing the darkness. There was intonation, tenderness upon her lips, a pinch of nightshade to carry her to … Continue reading

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Empty Games

Lost in a place she knew well. Alone where once others dwelt. She was grateful. Taught to survive apart, she’d found a way to live in her mind. It’d kept her alive. It was the choice she had to make. … Continue reading

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Builder

She was close to finding him, knew his work well. He wasn’t stone, but instead he chiseled. He didn’t destroy, but instead he built. All the signs were there in that place. When she found him, and she would, his … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 1 – Early Influences

Before my beloved Pannulus map there was the colorization of Ontyre, the revamped Ontyre map before that. Before my current maps there were all my mapmaking experiments over the course of a couple of decades. Before my maps, there were … Continue reading

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Gryphon Gray

Once, when M’Ameth was quite little, the song within was forbidden, for almost she brought death upon the other children. In time, death came anyway. Cries settled in the valley. A mournful wail wove through the smoke. “Come now, you’re … Continue reading

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