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A Chinese New Year's Blessing

PART 23 – “There’s always a view,” Joy whispered to herself, smiling and recalling Jonah’s words on their walk together in Hualien. Out the window of the Shanghai Pavilion restaurant in Tainan, located on the top floor of the towering Shangri-La Palace Hotel, Joy watched the setting sun over An Ping Harbor paint the sky strawberry orange, while a bluish glow covered her home city below like the gentle feathers of a bluebird. 2,620 more words


Chapter 36: Ascension Graveyard

Chapter 36

The undertone was slightly off key. The rhythm distorted. The sequence had been disrupted for far too long via the Junction of Greenwich Pass, and now what had once been a pure tone humming from the face of the earth in a perfect sequence; a costly rhythm lusted after, one so hypnotic and addictive that it had called all of Their Kind to that side of the universe, was now sub-par. 1,984 more words


Chapter 35: Ascension Graveyard

Chapter 35

Rachel shook her head. Her expression said she had clearly wanted to hear Jørn say what he had just said; that maybe Etta was responsible for the coma victims, but hearing him actually say the words was obviously far more impactful than she had thought. 2,691 more words


Chapter 34: Ascension Graveyard

Chapter 34

~The Journal of Etta Castle Teague

            “Curiosity killed the cat…” But did anyone ever tell you that satisfaction brought it back? Knowing that makes stepping into the dangerous unknown a lot more tempting.” 2,376 more words


Chapter 33: Ascension Graveyard

Chapter 33

“Well it isn’t broken if that is any consolation.” Meg pulled the x-rays down and handed them to Jørn so that he could get a look at them himself. 2,390 more words


Chapter 32: Ascension Graveyard

Chapter 32

Things aren’t what they seem. Things. Aren’t. As. They. Seem. The words sounded off in Jørn’s mind and settled in the well of his soul like heavy milestones, each too heavy for him to fight against. 1,407 more words


Chapter 31: Ascension Graveyard

Chapter 31

“Is there somewhere else you need to be, Jørn? You keep looking over at your phone.”

Maryam’s voice cut through his thoughts. Feeling like a child who had been caught cheating by his school teacher during an exam, he quickly averted his eyes from the blinking on his phone. 2,963 more words