Much to Learn: By Light of Day

With thanks to Paolo of Wholebean and I Sarah and Mark's Story began here Sarah took a deep breath, straightened her tie, and opened the door. It was the same room they had used the previous night, but the atmosphere was dramatically different from the evening's candle light. Now, the even wash of early morning sunlight … Continue reading Much to Learn: By Light of Day

Much to Learn: A Night to Remember

With thanks to Paolo of Wholebean and I Sarah and Mark's Story began here They sat nibbling bits of toast and leftover pizza, as though this were a perfectly uneventful, if late, night. Mark had whistled as he prepared tea and coffee, a light and happy tune that chased away the flickering shadows and deep solemnity … Continue reading Much to Learn: A Night to Remember

Much to Learn: Second Initiation

With thanks to Paolo of Wholebean and I Sarah and Mark's Story began here “Feck it,” Saah cursed as she undid her tie before attempting the knot for the seventeenth time. “I know how to do this,” she reassured herself. And she did; she had prided herself on mastering this decidedly masculine skill. She had not, … Continue reading Much to Learn: Second Initiation

Window Shopping

It was the umbrellas that drew her attention. Big, beautiful, colourful umbrellas artfully arranged in the corner window. From across the street, it looked as though someone had frozen a rainbow and set it on display. Even through the scaffolding it was brilliant, drawing her closer. As Leah walked along the window, she marvelled at … Continue reading Window Shopping

The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 3

Kyria's story began here Kyria flounced down on her bed with a dry sob. She bade the tears to come, to bring some relief, but they stubbornly remained hidden. Probably for the best, she thought to herself, this stuff won’t pack itself. She gazed around the tiny room that had been home for the better … Continue reading The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 3

The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 2

Kyria's story began here Kyria drew herself taller as she returned Master Cyrus’s stare across the council chamber. She shivered just as she had the last time she had faced him down, and she hoped that her heavy robes would conceal that sign of fear. Was that a smirk she saw? The shadows made it … Continue reading The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 2

The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 1

Kyria’s knees quaked as she into the centre of the council chamber.  She tried to project an air of confidence, though she could find nothing inside from which to draw this feeling.  She drew a deep breath. With her whole future at stake, she could hardly afford to let her emotions take over now. Her … Continue reading The Apprentice: The Academy, Part 1