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Emberlight - Chapter 16

23 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Gryphonboy

A Crunching Sound  “Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”  - C. S. Lewis Denmark was beginning to get frightened. He was not used to being frightened. Certainly...

Emberlight - Chapter 15

16 Aug 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Gryphonboy

Her Naked Skin  "Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it."  - Thomas Jefferson  The Countess Slovenia threw her helmet on to the table in disgust. Her long, raven-colored hair was matted with sweat and dirt. Sh...

Emberlight - Chapter 14

9 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Gryphonboy

Following Our Quarry  "There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter."  - Ernest Hemingway  Jordan surveyed the scene, his brow so deeply furrowed t...

Emberlight - Chapter 13

3 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Gryphonboy

Guam's bottom bitch  "The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery."  - Plato Britain was in a buoyant mood. So far, all the Gateway systems were functioning nominally and he was confident that his promotion prospects were...

Emberlight - Chapter 12

26 Jul 2020 10 minute read 0 comments Gryphonboy

Field Observations  "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."  - Mark Twain Antigua looked up as she pulled back the bloody tendrils of hair from her face.  She was hunched over one of the many carcasses that littered th...

Emberlight - Chapter 11

19 Jul 2020 7 minute read 2 comments Gryphonboy

The Cotton Veil  "Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy."  - Sigmund Freud    You are standing on the edge of a terrifyingly high ledge. You are not exactly sure how you know this, but your senses are screaming with the sicken...

Emberlight - Chapter 10

12 Jul 2020 5 minute read 0 comments Gryphonboy

Halt and Make Camp.  “What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.”  - Friedrich Nietzsche  Jordan leaned forward and patted his horse affectionately on the neck.  They had been rid...

Emberlight - Chapter 9

6 Jul 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Gryphonboy

Hyperthermic Amputee  "Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances."  - Herodotus    "Yes, sir! At once, sir!" Britain signed off.  Barbuda chuckled to himself. He could almost picture the man saluting. The thought of Britain's rotund fram...

Emberlight - Chapter 8

28 Jun 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Gryphonboy

High Priority Package "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere." - Carl Sagan "Antigua, my dear, you appear to have outdone yourself this time."  Barbuda leaned back in his chair barely able to concea...

Emberlight - Chapter 7

21 Jun 2020 6 minute read 1 comment Gryphonboy

No Mood for Games "If I'm free, it's because I'm always running." - Jimi Hendrix "Hold still!" Sweden clenched his fist into a tight ball, pulled back and rotating his fist jauntily in a comical parody of fisticuffs, he let loose a wicked right hook...