Sesskia’s Diary, part 118

20 Coloine, early (continued) “They were going to kill you,” Jeddan said. “I couldn’t let that happen.” “They weren’t going to kill me, they wanted me to help defend the village,” I said. He shook his head. “That was the council. There were a lot of villagers who wanted you dead. They’re afraid of any…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 118

Sesskia’s Diary, part 117

20 Coloine, early (continued) They took me down a few steps and along a short stone corridor to a room even smaller than the shed, also windowless, made of rough brick, with a heavy wooden door that was black as if it had been burned long ago. Then they cut the rope off, but before…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 117

Sesskia’s Diary, part 116

20 Coloine, early I can’t believe it only took a handful of weeks for me to grow so accustomed to my big soft bed with all the pillows that this ordinary mattress feels thin and lumpy. I didn’t sleep well, and when I did sleep I dreamed of being in this enormous house with a…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 116

Sesskia’s Diary, part 115

19 Coloine (continued) Eventually the crowd parted in reverse, and the short man came through, bringing with him a woman who looked to be nearly two feet taller than he was. I don’t think that’s an exaggeration. She was maybe ten years older than I am, with short brown hair, and she had a dusting…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 115

Sesskia’s Diary, part 114

19 Coloine (continued) It was boring. I went over plans for escaping, plotted a journey to the Myrnala, wondered why the kathana hadn’t returned me to Colosse and was Cederic going out of his mind with worry yet, thought about pouvrin and whether I could create one based on a kathana or at least part…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 114

Sesskia’s Diary, part 113

19 Coloine Well, that was interesting. It’s—honestly, I don’t know where to begin, so much has happened in the last two days. Except that’s stupid, of course I should just begin at the beginning, when I walked into the village yesterday morning. I’d debated whether to enter early, when there would be fewer people around…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 113

A note about Sesskia’s Diary

Today’s entry was the 112th in my ongoing serial story. It’s been a lot of fun to write, and I hope you’re enjoying it. I intend to publish all of Sesskia’s Diary as a trilogy called Convergence someday, which will be available for purchase. Entry #111 marks the end of the first volume, though Sesskia hasn’t reached…Continue reading A note about Sesskia’s Diary

Sesskia’s Diary, part 112

Probably 17 Coloine I feel so much better now that I’m not half-naked, even though my palm is still sore where the skin is missing. Funny how quickly I’ve gotten used to using the walk-through-walls pouvra, when it used to terrify me. I mean, I’m never going to love the feeling of my bones and…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 112

Sesskia’s Diary, part 111

unknown, could be 15 Coloine still (continued) The th’an on my body activating had been agony. Being insubstantial while inside another object was a different kind of pain—not so much pain as the kind of discomfort you want to crawl out of your skin to get away from. It disoriented me for a few seconds…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 111

Sesskia’s Diary, part 110

unknown, could be 15 Coloine still (continued) The mages were done scribing th’an, the inert ones, in black ink rather than chalk, and there were so many of them they made a thick pattern around the black circle. They outlined two more circles, one only a few inches across, near the northwest point, the other…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 110