The Narwhal – Part IX

This is a serial series posted weekly on Thursdays. This post will be the last in the series for the time being. To find the earlier posts, check out the blog. “She’s supposed to be here!” the Shopkeeper sounded distressed, something Maxine hadn’t seen before. His agitation bothered her but more in an annoyed kindContinue reading “The Narwhal – Part IX”

The Narwhal – Part VIII

This is a serial series posted weekly on Thursdays. Check out the blog to find the first parts. Yunil the Riant was dreaming. Each unconscious thought the ripple from a pebble landing in a deep, dark edgeless pool. One ripple ran into the next before they each faded off into oblivion. She felt serene, languid. Continue reading “The Narwhal – Part VIII”

The Narwhal – Part VII

This is part of a serial series posted weekly on Thursdays. Check out the blog to find the first parts. By the time morning came, Maxine found herself yet again traveling across strange lands but at least she felt more comfortable with her company. Kevin, the young man from Michigan, had brought her a savory herbedContinue reading “The Narwhal – Part VII”

The Narwhal – Part VI

This is a serial series published weekly on Thursday (well, most weeks). Visit the blog to read the first parts. Maxine had been to many meetings in her life–staff meetings, Zoom meetings, impromptu meetings, annual review meetings–but this was her first time attending a meeting in the Hall of Kablooey. Well, at least Maxine thoughtContinue reading “The Narwhal – Part VI”

The Narwhal: Part V

This is a serial series I will be posting every week on Thursday. Please find the earlier posts on my blog. There was no sunset that evening and the gray sky just gradually became black. There was no moon and all the stars were hiding behind their blanket of cloud cover. Maxine had been hoping forContinue reading “The Narwhal: Part V”

The Narwahl: Part IV

This is a serial series I will be posting every week on Thursday. Please find the earlier posts on my blog. “Well, Maxine Waters, I can’t say I’m impressed but it looks like luck was on your side.” Maxine blinked to find the dreadlocked man standing above her. What had Falcon called him? Captain Gray Wind?Continue reading “The Narwahl: Part IV”

The Narwhal: Part III

This is a serial series I will be posting every week on Thursday. Please read Part I and Part II first. “Did you hear me? We’re under attack!” the dreadlocked man stared at Maxine with an intensity that made her want to move out of his view.  “Um, sword?” Maxine flexed her right hand fingersContinue reading “The Narwhal: Part III”

The Narwhal: Part II

This is a serial series I will be posting every week on Thursday. Maxine was dreaming but she was only tangentially aware of it. The rain was still pounding and the wind was blowing but she wasn’t sure if she was in the middle of a storm or observing it from somewhere else. She driftedContinue reading “The Narwhal: Part II”

The Narwhal: Part I

This is a serial series I will be posting every week on Thursday. When Maxine left her house twenty minutes ago, the air was merely wet. A light drizzle left a soft mist on her zip-up hoodie. As she neared the corner market, though, the promise of a dry sky was quickly thwarted by aContinue reading “The Narwhal: Part I”