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The Rise of Richard Sullivan: Chapter II

Five years later, Richard Sullivan stood next to a ship, his few belongings clutched in a carrying case in his left hand.  Lee Sanders stood next to him. They were too old now for tears, but it didn’t stop either of their eyes from twinkling with suppressed grief. “I don’t want you to leave,” Lee said.  “You’re like my brother,...

The First of the Mermaids: Part III

While the rest of the Merdoc people and the visitors were enjoying trades and celebration, Leara and Mikael were enjoying each other. They spent all of their time on the beach, playing games in the turbulent waters and making love beneath the moonlight.  Sometimes, they would hold each other on the beach, talking for hours, and other times, Mikael would...

Notes: Edition I

Eldrin and Matilyn sat silently in their chairs, listening to a report given by Janice Akins. She was explaining the best way to handle a violent criminal.  Both of them had given their speeches the day before, and had little interest in what the girl at the front had to say.  It was Eldrin who passed the first note. Eldrin:...

The Rise of Richard Sullivan: Chapter I

Richard Sullivan ducked behind the large, colorful bush, trying not to breathe too loudly.  He stayed like that for a minute or two, but in the end, his impatience got the better of him, and he poked his head around the corner. He saw his playmate and prince, Lee Sanders, looking around the beautifully sculpted hedges, his brow furrowed in...

The First of the Mermaids: Part II

The visitors were dark of skin and dark of hair.  They had brought meat to the village; large racks of it from animals that towered over the children and stood at shoulder height to the men. Leara was pleased; it was rare that they had meat that did not come from fish, and how she hated that! It wasn’t the...

Spring Romance II

Sheldon Eldrin sat across from Matilyn and Penny, with a girl to his right and a boy to his left.  There were three others present in the little party and there were two bottles of clear alcohol to the side of them. Each of them held a small cup filled with the booze. There was a glass bottle lying on...