Fountains

New to the Jade Dragon series? Start here! Go to beginning>> I could see the longing in my erstwhile lover's eyes. I understood his craving for freedom, his desire to break bonds, but a different hunger had driven me to board the Jade Dragon. I thought of stars and moons and the unfathomable distances between … Continue reading Fountains

Water-Laden

New to the Jade Dragon series? Start here! Go to beginning>> Jonath had never seen a proper ocean. Neither had I, for that matter. My mother, looking out across the rusty dunes of Loess, spoke of water that stretched from horizon to horizon, and I thought, "How lonely." I had lived most of my life … Continue reading Water-Laden

Bad Blood

New to the Jade Dragon series? Start here! Go to beginning>> Jonath shut the hatch behind us. My angry words still hung in the air. He tried to take my hand, but I crossed my arms and waited for an explanation. "Come on, Annie, don't be like that. Don't let there be bad blood between … Continue reading Bad Blood

Manners

New to the Jade Dragon series? Start here! Go to beginning>> Among the Families I was considered a well-mannered girl: soft-spoken, agreeable and polite. Certainly not one given to uncontrolled outbursts or coarse slips of the tongue. "Damn you, Jonath, what do you want?" << Previous Installment || Beginning¬†|| Next Installment >> This post is … Continue reading Manners