A StartPROLOGUE "We've no time to lose. Annelyn, start the launch sequence." "Already did, Dan." Chittering motion closed on the lab. The security chief, white knuckle-grip on his weapon belying the calm he forced into his voice, "Where's he taking it, doc?" Daniel shook his head, "they can't steal information we don't have." The room shook briefly as the small ship cleared the launch tube. "I just hope this works." Annelyn joined Daniel standing at the main terminal, facing the room. "Not quite how I wanted to finish," she commented. There was a loud bang, and dents appeared in the ma
Weighing WorthWhat would it be worth,If I could cause the Earth to quake If I could not cause one heart to bendOr had the power to make mountains break If I can't make my words reach a friendRe-shaping a world would profit me what? If I don't aid a single soulEven power as Gods would all be for naught My heart yet only an empty holeThen ask not forA voice across the heavens to echo But words that resound within the mindGentle nudge, a voice whispering low An aid to guide to the true Light to find.
Aster's Story Michael raced ahead of his father toward the town square. They had just come into town, the first Michael'd ever seen with a street market. He'd barely given dad enough time to check on mother in the back of their coach before skipping off to see it. His dad was still jogging to catch up when he stopped in his tracks. "Wow!" There were people moving in all directions, to and from stalls, doors and niches around the square. He could see fruit sellers, some kind of meat hung on racks, bolts of cloth and all sorts of things he didn't recognize. "Michael!" His dad finally caught up and clamped a restraining hand on his shoulder. "How a
"Girlfriend"Mid-to-late November "Dude, what's up with you anymore?" I ignored him while I waited for an available sink. It wasn't the first time someone asked, and wouldn't be the last. "Come on Fro- Fred. Talk to me. We're trying to understand." Wow, Nate actually knew my real name. That deserved some credit. "I don't recall acting like anyone but myself, Nate." I answered with a sigh. I knew where this was going. Again. He gave a snort. "Sure, man. You ignored her like everyone else. And everybody knows your the poster child for clean single living." Ah, if they only knew. That bit of reputation was right out the window. "The hel