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

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