“Epilogue” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

EPILOGUE    Cora flew.  The sky was the sky of Earth, but no one would be able to see her, as she maintained a field that bent all wavelengths of light around her, rendering her form invisible from any man-made detector. It was the same field that kept hidden her and Setebos’ home, an island … Continue reading “Epilogue” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

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“14 The Beatrice” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

14   THE BEATRICE Who am I?   He closed his eyes.  It was time for Creation.    He opened his eyes to the sound of a persistent, repetitive chime, which stopped once he sat up on top of the narrow bunk of his private sleeping quarter. He slid off the bunk and automatically searched underneath, where … Continue reading “14 The Beatrice” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

“13 The Daughter and The Son” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

13   THE DAUGHTER AND THE SON Stay good, AJ, stay good.  “Dr. Fitzpatrick, can we get one more photograph?”  “Sure.”  The applause still resonating in her ears, AJ forced a teeth-baring smile again, flanked by various dignitaries and organizers of yet another STEM conference. She was their keynote speaker, yet she couldn’t remember all of … Continue reading “13 The Daughter and The Son” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

“12 The Fairy Godmother” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

12   THE FAIRY GODMOTHER At age fifty, Ruth Babson realized it was always going to be like this.  She would wake up a little earlier than Will, her husband of thirty years, and make his breakfast of eggs and oatmeal and then his sandwich lunch. She would join Will at the table of their tiny … Continue reading “12 The Fairy Godmother” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

“11 The Celestial Guardian” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES

11   THE CELESTIAL GUARDIAN “WHERE ARE WE?” Cora cried out, alarmed. “WHERE’S SETEBOS? WHERE --”  Caliban starting crying.  Ariel placed one reassuring hand on Cora’s shoulder, another on the baby’s head. He said, “Please, calm down.”  “Are you SERIOUSLY trying to Lethe sleep me --”  “No. Just the baby.” He moved both hands back to his … Continue reading “11 The Celestial Guardian” from THE MIRACULOUS ONES