Qer’ish of Nayr

[Note: I only wrote this scene very recently, so it might feel a bit raw. The scene takes place on Nayr’s qer’ish day, the day he passes into adulthood. He finds out that the man he’s called “father” all his life is not really his father at all.] Nayr waved open the cabinet to the […]

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Palace Coup

[Note: This scene is from the chapter called “Danger in War”, and the viewpoint character is working through a serious rebellion problem. Nayr is a young military commander over a unit of 100,000 clones, and he found out that his parents have been lying to him for his whole life about who he really is. […]

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Attack on the Emerald Moon

[This is the first scene in the book, but not the first one I wrote. I wanted to have a clear idea of what drove Anda, the main character in the novel, before I wrote this scene. I meet people all the time who deal with stifling challenges on a day-to-day basis, but who smile […]

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