Dystopia Snippets

The Meeting Place

Rhatak waited until she could hear the smooth, even breathing that meant Rhani had managed to fall asleep before she silently stood and exited the room into the atrium. From there, she set out into the street—pausing at the entrance of their shared home to make sure none of the festival-goers were paying her too… Continue reading The Meeting Place

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Dystopia Snippets

Thinking on the Future (for lack of a better title)

Rhani watched a group of youths pass by the entrance to her shared home. Three daughters of Korren, a daughter of Mayal, and a daughter of Rhala like Rhani herself. They laughed and leaned heavily on one another. From the sloshing mugs they held, it was clear what had caused their general state of blissful… Continue reading Thinking on the Future (for lack of a better title)

Dystopia Snippets

The Grand Library

The grand library of Hadera was truly a magnificent, breath-stealing sight. Visiting Studious and Magisterras from the other Sanctuaries always remarked upon its breadth and beauty, and those who were blessed to walk within its walls day to day knew their fortune for what it was. Three levels of carefully polished wooden floors and gently… Continue reading The Grand Library

Dystopia Snippets

The First Names

“How did the first Ealderra get their names?” The whispers died down as every head turned towards Korrit. Suddenly self-conscious, the girl tried to hide behind her veil of thick brown hair. Beneath the curtain, her cheeks glowed a warm pink. Aunt Maloren regarded Korrit carefully, her deep, dark eyes considering the child carefully.  Rhani’s… Continue reading The First Names