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The Goosemother Scroll Episode 5Pyg fainted and dreamed terrors. Nightmares of strange symbols spelled out in her brothers' blood. Of tall, hairless creatures with large, rat-like claws. Of shadows that sucked her in like quicksand.
But it was a prickly, tickly feeling that finally woke her. It felt like a dozen tiny hairs were brushing just-so against her cheek. Pyg opened her eyes to a dim orange light and saw, perched upon her nose, a mouse in a long gray robe.
"Ah! Awake at last. Good, good!" the mouse said pleasantly. His whiskers twitched as he smiled. "I was beginning to worry!"
The mouse felt around her snout with his paws as if unsure and then hopped down beside
The Goosemother Scroll - The Conclusion"Hello, Sister," said the other pig.
"This is a trick!" said Pyg, but deep within her, she knew the Master was Dawnsong, the brother taken in her stead on the night of their birth. But how did he know her?
"This is a trick!" she repeated as if to convince herself. "My mother said Dawnsong was dead!"
"Dawnsong? Is that what I was to be named?" said the Master. "I am named Strangeborn, but no one calls me that anymore. Your mother - that is, our mother - never took the trouble to find out what became of me. For that I can't blame her. Who is a pig against the wolves?"
The Master's voice dripped with sarcasm. Who, indeed, was a pig amongst t
The Goosemother Scroll Episode 15The Unspeakable Oath. When the living make a deal with the dead. All who commit such dealings are doomed to serve the Ghosts of Men for a thousand years. For the dead men can claim the bodies of the living, but never their souls... without permission. Such permission Leap granted the spirits when he spoke in the ancient tongue aboard the black ship. In exchange, he asked for safe passage into the Elephant Lands and for the life of his friend. All this Estruthia had seen in the young wolf's eyes, but it was far too late for the priestess' magic to save him. Now the dead had claimed their prize and left a wound in Pyg's heart among so many othe
The Goosemother Scroll Episode 14All was quiet in the elephant graveyard. Here, the bones of the ancients lay scattered, huge and broken, like ruins of a once great city.
"Is it really all right for us to be here?" Pyg whispered to the ostrich priestess.
"It is an honor," the priestess answered. "An elephant's invitation to a graveyard is their way of introducing you to their ancestors as a friend. Her majesty is not only paying homage to the ancients but asking them to protect us."
Pyg nodded and watched as the queen and her soldiers wandered wordlessly among the bones, picking them up, curling their trunks around them. Weeks ago, Pyg would have thought it a peculiar cus
What Am I? Lingering in that photo...
In that simple shot (still, I feel the bullet there)
I look, and I see a woman.
I am not a woman.
I have never worked for a lifestyle,
given birth for an allowance
I have never truly loved a man.
I am not a woman.
I do not have the means to
to wake, feel the calling..(oh, it calls, but I do not answer)
and move, move, move
until I reach a place of
I am not a woman.
Sometimes, I still take the
of my childhood and
place it on shoulders of
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