Chapter 27. Part 1.

This is a continuation of a story begun in the post “Chapter 1. Part 1.” If you enjoy it, please like and share it with others!   CHAPTER 27: WHERE IT ALL WENT RIGHT Looking back, I can’t believe I had thought it would be so easy. I should have realized that it was planting this seed that Mendrax wanted to stop at all costs, and so he wouldn’t allow us to simply walk up and do what we had to do. Not without a fight. I sank my hands back into the orb and the lights in the garden … [Read more]

Chapter 26. Part 2.

This is a continuation of a story begun in the post “Chapter 1. Part 1.” If you enjoy it, please like and share it with others!   My question begged for a response. Chak finally spoke. “I think it means you’re ready to use that orb,” said Chak, seriously. “What do you mean? I thought it was dangerous for a human to use an Agnoscian Orb,” I said. “It’s a powerful thing, but none of us realized that this is your orb. Legends and myths float around the Syllogy about Agnoscian Orbs being linked with specific people, but I always … [Read more]

Chapter 26. Part 1.

CHAPTER 26: WHERE IT ALL WENT WRONG “Intruders! Intruders! To arms! To arms! Opponents of the morning star are here!” Skreech was screaming. He shouted his name in its original tongue, and we had to cover our ears because of the sound. Suddenly, there were more Umbili in the room, and I could see them all clearly. Felavis were snarling in every direction, and the battle began. In the confusion, Thrump had loosened his grip on Skreech, and a well-placed kick made him drop the dude altogether. Skreech scrambled over to Flye under the cover of fire and jumped on … [Read more]

Kick Him Out of Church!

Two Introductory Stories My mom and dad fondly tell the story of one of the first times my dad visited my great-grandmother’s old, back-country Oklahoma, Pentecostal church. My mom and dad were dating at the time, and my dad was not familiar with Pentecostal churches at all, so this event really stuck out to him. After the speaking in tongues and whooping had subsided, and the preacher had gotten into his groove, he was passionately talking about “…a man who comes to church on Sundays and greets people at the door and shakes hands, but on Saturday night he was … [Read more]

Chapter 25.

This is a continuation of a story begun in the post “Chapter 1. Part 1.” If you enjoy it, please like and share it with others!   CHAPTER 25: BREAKING AND ENTERING The plan was set and we set to work. We packed up camp quickly and quietly. Skreech was given a sleeping pill that Brew had produced from the backpack and all of the Umbili in the group covered their shining skin with black cloths to keep from giving them away. We headed toward the mansion at a brisk pace. Because of how far we were from the camp, … [Read more]