Sweat trickled down her brow as she concentrated on the knife wound. Sixteen-year-old Lotus channeled a flow of life-energy down her arm, through her hand and into the wound pressed beneath it. The super-cells unique to vempars seeped from her palm and began Healing the damaged flesh. After several minutes, she withdrew her hand, and … Continue reading Portal to Eartha: Chapter 1
“Anything interesting? Um…well…” Madnes fidgeted under Oz’s scrutiny. Was he allowed to tell people about Wonderland? Cheshire hadn’t said anything about that yet. But maybe the better question was: would anyone believe him? “Just…busy with responsibilities. School and all that drama, you know,” he ended up saying instead, and watched as another cream-filled bun vanished … Continue reading Chapter 3: To Brawl, or Not to Brawl?
“Oz, dear?” The small child named Oz carried a tray of dough buns over to his mother. “I got them ready, Mama! What we do next?” “Put them in the oven, slowly,” she instructed. Her lips held a smile as warm as the sun. “Go on. I already preheated it.” Carefully, little Oz slid the … Continue reading Chapter 2: Tea for Two
The air felt damp against his cheeks while he watched the last shovels of dirt fall to cover Rose’s grave. Madnes hadn’t known Auntie Rose all that well. She’d been cheerful, had a smile as bright as a sunbeam, and was always busy doing something—that was all he could remember from the few times she’d … Continue reading Chapter 1: Madnes Hatter