Chapter Nine: A Caged Bird Doesn’t Sing

Aboard the Andromeda Wren fell to the floor. The wooden floorboards cracked against her knees. Dusty and coarse and flickering with strokes of autumn light. She could see the boards had once been sturdy, proud trees, seeping up rich earth and dazzling sunlight. Their fate, however, was her own. Restrained by consanguineal laces, hauled away … Continue reading Chapter Nine: A Caged Bird Doesn’t Sing

Chapter One: The Water Sees and Understands

South Port, Blitzkrieg Taegan Ryker walked along the dock of the southernmost port in Blitzkrieg. Just beyond the snowcapped waters lay the rest of Bakkaj’s many islands. Blitzkrieg was the northernmost island, and therefore cold nine out of the thirteen months of the year. Ryker coughed into his palm, his breath steamy, and tugged the … Continue reading Chapter One: The Water Sees and Understands