I've turned around several times
And you've been consistent like the tide
You are always there behind me
You are my shadow guide.
When decisions are unmakable
and I've lost which way to go
My shadow comes closer
And hugs me till I know.
When I am angry
and want to be alone
My shadow falls behind me
Like when the sun has shone
I never really lost my shadow, but
it took a while to find
When I thought I knew I found it
It was really left behind.
Now I know it's beside me
and it's always there
I know you'll never leave me
For you, I really care.
As the day drug through and when I felt as if my brain could no longer handle the monotony, the candles finished setting and were ready to be cut apart and trimmed for sale. I gathered the delivery list from the hand-sketched notations of my father and set to harvest the typewriter from a cabinet under the display room counter across the hall.
My father never accepted anything more than his hands, but I loved the tactile sensation and the soft click-click-click the typewriter made as I transcribed. I took a fresh piece of paper out from another cabinet -- this one with a shelf for it -- and loaded it through the platen, weaving it through the
Under a full Luna in the month of Mae
There would be a child, fair as day
Peace will reign in all the lands
When she rules with her loving hands.
This is the story of Lunamae
as told by her foster-sister and cousin, Muirenn.
Chapter 1 Child of Night
I was twelve in the year 375 of the New Orindan Calendar when the village of Feyris was in uproar over a wonderful new arrival. It was the fifth day on the fifth month under the light of a full luna when my aunt, Chief Dame Angharad had finally carried her first child into the world. I only remembered the fevered screams and shouts coming from her chamber in the keep while
It was late summer in the year 874 of the New Calendar of Orinda and we were on another journey in Feyris, the central kingdom in Orinda. The lands of New Orinda were split up into several kingdoms and states (depending on the ruling system). I am from Aelisonia, which in the early ages was the Land of Kings when Orinda was united. The Land of Kings was where kings were born and raised. My current king, Cadfael, rules Aelisonia now. His family had for generations come from Aelisonia's mountain city of Slievenamon. To the south lays Fanarion which borders the sea. Fanarion's capital Midonia is where the kings would