Letters to Lelia – Excerpt

“Places, please!” Lily spoke, a little sharper than she wished. She had shouted orders and directions to staff, friends and caterers all day, and her voice was giving out a little. “Sister Joseph, you will lead the procession, followed by sister Novis and Sarah, then Seth will bring the rest of the group from the… Continue reading

The Meaning of Life

“What exactly are you doing?” sister Roberta asked Sarah, who was fumbling with a knotted bunch of ribbons, growing more frustrated by the minute. “I can’t believe I’m wasting my time with this! Where is Sys? Why can’t we just remake this?” the redhead abandoned the struggle, her cheeks flushed and her eyes gleaming furiously…. Continue reading

Letters to Lelia – Excerpt

“Do you have a moment to go over the menu?” Lily asked sister Jesse, who had just arrived in the kitchen and was checking the daily prep schedule. “Sure. Go ahead,” sister Jesse replied, her eyes still glued to the list. “Are we still going to have the cream puffs?” Lily asked. “I was planning… Continue reading

Letters to Lelia – excerpt

“Why. Lily. Sad.” Purple asked, and Lily would have wanted to avoid the busybodies, but now that they were paying attention they were going to follow her with the questions everywhere, in unrelenting manner. She sighed and reluctantly answered. “Humon is going to leave for his new sibling’s assembly, really soon.” She stopped for a… Continue reading

Normal

“What are you doing?” Seth asked Sarah, startling her. “Recording the atmospheric readings,” the redhead replied, without turning her head. “Really?” Seth asked, and Sarah could feel the smile that came with the question, without seing it. “Why is this surprising? You know I always record the atmospheric readings at this time of day.” Sarah… Continue reading

Out There

Dear Lelia, If I close my eyes I can still see your mother sitting across the table from me, leaning back in her chair with a sparkle of curiosity in her eyes and the confidence not to take empty words for answers. She was about your age and eager to find her way in the… Continue reading

The Gates of Perception

My darling, I never told this story to anyone until now, it is one of those life changing events that divide your days into between and after, and the person I became didn’t feel comfortable discussing it. I decided to share it with you, to maybe help you realize that not everything in this life… Continue reading

Non-linear Time

Dear Lelia, I just realized I almost forgot to tell you this, it is strange how you start putting things out or your mind after a while, I guess we were not meant to span millennia, so the brain writes over old memories in an attempt to keep up. Hey, there’s a research idea for… Continue reading

About Fear

Dear Lelia, Since our beloved sister Roberta invented the solenoid I have to say I indulged my wanderlust with zest: you never know what you’re going to find on a new planet and being the first human there is the icing on the cake. I gave all the trips reasonable preparation, I’m an adventurer, not… Continue reading

The Garden – Excerpt

“Use leaves to heal wounds?” Bertha thundered, seriously irritated. “Is that what you’ve been doing instead of tending to your chores?” Cimmy looked down, trying unsuccessfully to feign contrition. “I’ve had it with you and your nonsense! You can go out into the meadow and graze for all I care. Useless cow!” “What’s with the… Continue reading