BEN Last time we saw BEN… (click for recap) Ben has been attempting to keep himself and his sisters out of trouble and failing. When Peter invites Cassandra, the woman who broke into their home and held them hostage, to stay for a few days, Ben decides it’s safest to let their mysterious stranger stay. […]Read more "Chapter 5: Plans in the Dark"
BEN Last time we saw BEN… (click for recap) Ben has been doing his best to care for his younger twin sisters, Anda and Mica, but they keep making it hard. After Cassandra and Aaron break into his home looking for their friend Peter, Ben decides to let Peter get rid of them. Life in […]Read more "Chapter 4: The Eternal Eye and the Book"
Should you, or shouldn’t you? Yes, or no. It wasn’t a hard question. Did you really see flour? The question rolled round and around in your mind like an uneven marble rolling this way and that way and then lurching to another random direction. If you reported the old woman—for what? Having an extra bag […]Read more "The Question"
BEN Ben slammed the kitchen door behind him, leaving Peter and the thieves to talk. Anda jumped and spun around. She clutched a small kitchen knife, and a thin slice of carrot stuck to the side of the blade. The carrot slid off of the knife onto the floor, and the tiny orange wheel rolled […]Read more "Chapter 3: The Unwelcome Guest"
BEN Last time we saw BEN… (click for recap) Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Alderman lives in the village of West Six (West 10,996), where he takes care of his younger twin sisters, Anda and Mica. Despite the limp he has had since childhood, he has managed to keep himself and his sisters safe from solders, Burnings (the […]Read more "Chapter 2: Thieves and Friends"
BEN Ben didn’t like mirrors because he was never sure who was else staring back. Out of habit, he checked his reflection in the mirror at the end of the dark hall with a quick glance. Clear. He was alone. He descended the stairs, managing his limp and his crutch with less grace than he […]Read more "Chapter 1: Sunset in the Garden"
Since no man of aught he leaves knows, what is’t to leave betimes? Let it be. Hamlet There is a fountain filled with statues. It stands within the walls of the Eternals’ Palace, in the center of Windrose City. Gods, mermaids, and fish stand tall in the splashing water, their bronzed metal turned green with […]Read more "Prologue: The Meeting of the Waters"