Child of the Kaites: Chapter 36

Far enough out among the brittle bush and bursage that our voices won’t travel back to camp, Nhardah speaks.  “I had no idea Nihae’s memory was fading so quickly.  How long has this been happening?” Savi ducks his head and threads his fingers together behind his neck.  I answer.  “I think we really started to … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 36

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Child of the Kaites: Chapter 18

Child of the Kaites Chapter 18 | Beth Wangler

In case you've forgotten what's happened so far, here is a list where you can access previous chapters. The door barely shakes under Elesekk’s pounding fists.  He yells, but no one comes to release us. Saviayr pushes up from the filthy floor with a groan.  He cups his swollen jaw.  “Rai, what happened back there?” … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 18

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 14

Child of the Kaites Chapter 14 | Beth Wangler

Find previous chapters here. The morning dawns with strong light on a ravaged hilltop.  No plants within three arms’ lengths remain in the ground.  Their roots lay atop the dirt, churned so that rocks lie on the surface and stems poke face-down into the soil.   The path of destruction follows the route we took … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 14

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 9

Child of the Kaites Chapter 9 | Beth Wangler

We're already nine chapters in!  How crazy is that!  If you're just joining us, or need a refresher, you can find previous chapters here.            The next morning, with a headache already threatening, I pour over my finished scrolls, checking for anything to confirm or disprove my theory about Lev.           Everything agrees.  I know … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 9

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 8

Child of the Kaites Chapter 8 | Beth Wangler

Find previous chapters here. A shooting star.  My breath catches in my throat.  “Yes,” my voice shakes as I rub Pitka’s back.  “Very good.  Now, why don’t you go and wash up real quick?” I suggest.  “I’ll be in to tuck you in and sing you a lullaby in a moment.” “Okay,” she agrees, giving … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 8

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 7

Find previous chapters here. Preparing for a barbecue later that night, I realize Saviayr and I will have to interact if I ever hope to spend time with Maylani after their wedding.  With Anik likely to marry soon, Pitka growing up, and no prospects of marriage for myself, I’ll likely end up spending significant time … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 7

Child of the Kaites: Chapter 1

I jolt up in bed, gasping for breath.  Sometime in the night, my blankets ended up on the floor, but still my skin is slick with sweat.  At first I wonder who is playing a drum at this time in the morning, but then I realize that the pounding in my ears is nothing more … Continue reading Child of the Kaites: Chapter 1

Noemi’s Dragon: Chapter Thirteen

Here's a new chapter 🙂  Find previous ones here. Leala blinked.  That was a question she had not anticipated. “N-no,” Ancel stuttered, for once without a steady flow of words. “Why?” Leala asked. To the Princess, Garrin said, “It was worth a try.” To Leala and her husband, the Princess said, “It just has to … Continue reading Noemi’s Dragon: Chapter Thirteen

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 12

Previous chapters can be found here. ________________________________________             Annette was no stranger to being stabbed.  Almost weekly, splinters left in the ashy remains of fires at the Ferngold castle would pierce her hands or feet.  She would simply pull them out, squeeze out a few drops of blood, and continue with her life. Instinct told … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 12