“10 Man in Our Own Image” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

10  Man in Our Own Image    In the throat-choking sea of dissolved salt, time had no meaning for the burning, naked body of Zachary James Fitzpatrick.  The wild Indian Ocean brought him to this strange sea, a vast, unending expanse of crystal blue water as still as a pool and yet exponentially saltier than a thousand … Continue reading “10 Man in Our Own Image” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

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“9 The Surface of the Earth” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

  9  The Surface of the Earth    The beautiful pale creature was stark against the cloud-free, sunlit sky, its iridescent blue-black wings shimmering as it glided on thermals and then gaining altitude with heavy wing beats, searching – desperately searching – for land.  The wine-dark sea stretched infinite, embracing the world in a vast waste of deep … Continue reading “9 The Surface of the Earth” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

“8 The Bow in the Clouds” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

8  The Bow in the Clouds     He entered the café, and, apropos of nothing, sat down at one of the bistro tables before the host could seat him. Without a menu, he ordered sparkling water and lemon, three hard-fried eggs, two slices of buttered toast, and two slices of crunchy bacon. Even though it was 12PM, … Continue reading “8 The Bow in the Clouds” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

“7 The Waters under Heaven” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

7  The Waters under Heaven    “Why do you keep trying to go back?” a former Watcher taunted the brooding Miranda as she stared intently into a spy-pool, its surface slick and reflective like toxic mercury. “You know, no matter what you do, Lightbearer only favors the Original Third who sided with him in The War. We’ll … Continue reading “7 The Waters under Heaven” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

“6 The World Was All Before Them” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES

6  The World Was All Before Them   The world collapsed back together with a gasp of air and clamor of screeching machines, alerting cardiac arrest and cessation of breath. Zoey only had enough time to see her hand still on Jamie’s forehead, his face already having taken on the mask of death, before the coding team … Continue reading “6 The World Was All Before Them” from YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES