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A Flash of Red

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A Flash of Red

I was beginning wonder what possessed me to accept that old man's offer to train as an Esper. That would be like me, to get excited about something different, something not Karlan or living in my brothers' shadows, or Mom's shadow, for that matter. I could carve out my own identity at Esper Mansion, right? That's why I was here, at least that's what I kept telling myself. Yet, my initial enthusiasm for being on my own, for being here and not there, was fading rapidly. I'd only been here two weeks, so I hadn't given this place a real chance yet. I'd been telling myself that a lot, too. In fact, I had to remind myself all the time that I could

Pivot Point

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Pivot Point

Princess Lena liked celebrations. Her vibrant personality was one of the crown jewels of her kingdom, and any chance to be a hostess or an honored guest brought out the best in Lena. Her down-to-earth and extremely sociable nature made her popular with everyone, and commoners and nobles alike enjoyed being around her and looked forward to the day she would become the queen of Satera. She was also the natural choice as the wife of Prince Rhys Sa Riik, of neighboring Landen Kingdom, and therefore had every reason to revel in tonight's ball, held by the king and queen of Landen at their splendid Orakian palace. That is, except the ball was for

The Dancing Dozen, Chapter 4

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The Dancing Dozen, Chapter 4

The town of Thebes's small police force was doing its best to maintain crowd control that afternoon as the Denver Express pulled up next to the station's platform. The only people currently on the platform were Theo, his daughters and some station workers, and everyone else who came out of curiosity to get a glimpse of the great magician and philosopher, Fintan Murdock, was kept at a distance outside the train station. Theo and his family could hear the distant clamor of the rubbernecking crowd until the gears, steam and other mechanics of the approaching train drowned out all other noise. The cold February wind took a bite at everyone, stin

The Dancing Dozen, Chapter 3

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The Dancing Dozen, Chapter 3

The warm, robust aroma of coffee percolating on the old, cast iron stove filled the main room of Thebes' small train station, but allowing it to perk any longer would mean a ruined pot. Rufus jumped from his notes-taking position next to the telegraph and almost bumped into Frank as he rounded the old man's table, giving the stove and his coffee the moment's priority. Frank grumbled and smoothed out his copy of The Rocky Mountain News, which had been folded over once by the wind gust from Rufus's mad dash for caffeine. "That's your second pot," said Frank. "At this rate you'll be made of coffee. 'Sides, ain't you s'posed to be a tea drinker?

The Dancing Dozen, Chapter 2

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The Dancing Dozen, Chapter 2

"Where've you been?" asked Aida as Kay pulled the truck into the garage. Kay noted the usual look of reproach plastered to her sister's face. Aida's worn-out expression was always accompanied by a stern lecture; Kay watched as her sister took in a very deep breath. Here it comes, Kay thought. "If you needed to get something from town, you should have at least taken Carmen with you! For goodness sake, Kay, if you'd been gone any longer Father surely would have shut down the entire town until you reappeared!" "You worry too much," Kay said, rather dismissively, stepping on her skirt as she climbed out of the truck and tumbled to the ground wit

The Dancing Dozen, Chapter 1

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The Dancing Dozen, Chapter 1

It was around noon on a chilly January day in the town of Thebes, Colorado; the perfect place for a midday meal was the general store just down the street from the train station. The lunch counter was tucked into the back half of the store, away from the repeated bursts of cold air anytime the front door opened. The store's biggest radiator was also near the counter, and it was good for business. On the coldest days customers found themselves lingering around its warmth. Eventually eyes would wander over to the chalkboard menu of the day's enticing specials, and oh, wouldn't a cup of cocoa be nice and toasty, too? Two of the general store's

The Lights of Piata

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The Lights of Piata

Kain couldn't deny that Piata was a beautiful city at night, no matter how much he groused about its pretentious "east coast snobs" for inhabitants and the way they lived in the past, constantly conjuring up nostalgia for its days as a bustling spaceport city. It made his time there quite unbearable, and he often overlooked some of the city's finer features, such as the river walk and surrounding park. Piata's view of the sky was so clear; Kain could count many more stars than he could while living in crowded Paseo, or even on Roron Peninsula, where the extremely muggy air obscured much of the view. Piata's river, really a man-made moat for

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Please read the following if you're here because you see that I sometimes give away points: I don't want extra pageviews. They don't matter to me, so I'd rather come by them honestly than to "pay" for them. I give away points when I enjoy a person's art or I'm contributing towards a contest or group premium membership. dA is about being a community to encourage each other in our artistic pursuits, not to beg for points. Anyway...

I'm Amy. I'm a busy working mom and an Army vet, but occasionally I'm known to wield a camera or a keyboard. I'll post random pictures and stories from time to time, and I love browsing deviantArt for all kinds of fantabulous stuff. If you find your work in my faves, it's because I think it's cool and not because I'm looking for reciprocal faving. My interests are all over the place; I like everything from video games to ballet to urban photography to 1960s sci-fi. If you'd like to chat with me, then send a note!

My second account for my sci-fi literature series is here: :icondelvii:. Please stop by for a visit!

Current Residence: Fremont, CA, USA
Favourite genre of music: electronica, classical, alt. rock, classic rock, folk, world, new age, funk
Favourite photographer: Lisette Model
Favourite style of art: fantasy, art deco
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: my phone
Favourite cartoon character: Natasha Fatale
Personal Quote: Why worry?

Favourite Visual Artist
Maxfield Parrish, Roger Dean, Michael Hague, H. R. Giger, Masaki Segawa
Favourite Movies
Mad Max
Favourite TV Shows
Through the Wormhole
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Telefon Tel Aviv
Favourite Books
A Wrinkle In Time
Favourite Writers
Philip K. Dick
Favourite Games
Phantasy Star II, ToeJam & Earl, Heroes of Might and Magic II and III
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Currently? PS3. Of all time? Genesis.
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the ol' noggin
Other Interests
reading, writing, dreaming

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ZellaRoss Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav of my drawing of Rune. :)
Vicious-PinkHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Always nice to see some love for the classic Phantasy Star series.
They are the best for me! :)

Thank you for the watch!
Vicious-PinkHobbyist General Artist
No probs! Can't wait to see more in your gallery! :D
:icongivegetcent-danceplz:Thank you for the :iconcool-llama-plz:
Vicious-PinkHobbyist General Artist
Thank you, too! :)