Before

New to the Jade Dragon series? Start here! Go to beginning>> I remember the days before the rebellion, before the great starships went away. Stinging drops etched the sands while we clung to fences, watching the ships leave. The shuffling of feet still reminds me of rain. << Previous Installment || Beginning¬†|| Next Installment >> … Continue reading Before

Triage

New to the Jade Dragon series? Start here! Go to beginning>> "You want the Dragon? Not on your life." Captain Morrow spoke calmly, almost conversationally. I felt sick. Jonath gestured. The sound of a bowstring echoed from the rocks. One of the crewmen fell to the ground with a wail. The Captain swore, but when … Continue reading Triage

Grit

New to the Jade Dragon series? Start here! Go to beginning>> It had been less than a week. I think that made the shock harder to absorb. I had spend a month planning to leave this man, had buried him in a mental cairn. I had even thought about what I would say to him … Continue reading Grit

Mist

New to the Jade Dragon series? Start here! Go to beginning>> The way my mother tells it, the mist rose from the ground every morning, creeping through cracks in the cobblestones. That was before we left the city; before my father burned it down. << Previous Installment || Beginning¬†|| Next Installment >> This post is … Continue reading Mist

About Time

New to the Jade Dragon series? Start here! Go to beginning>> The slow, rhythmic winching of the cincher cables felt like the winding of a clock. As the airship settled on the floor of the chasm where it would be protected from the pelting sand, the crew moved about the bridge: gears in a well-maintained … Continue reading About Time