A Year and A Day

A coming of age story about belief, ritual, tradition, perception and wisdom. Cover by FrinaArt at selfpubbookcovers.com On the longest night of the year, the women of Cré gather quietly, dressed in their festive garments, whiter than snow, to walk the gentle hill towards the Hearth of the Gemini, whose limestone walls glow ghostly in… Continue reading

The Plant – A Steampunk Story

A story of man versus plant, plant versus machine, logic versus habit, outlier versus group, possible versus real, biology versus mechanics, haphazard versus systematic and all the complexities in between. In the end the plant wins, since life always finds a way to elevate itself. But so does man. And so does the machine. Or whatever you want… Continue reading

Letters to Lelia

“Never forget, my dear child, that life is made of days, and no matter how many days you were gifted with, you should strive to enjoy every single one of them. When you have given your love and attention to your family and friends, it will still be overflowing, so pay attention to the ideals… Continue reading

Generations

Can you imagine growing up in a world where dangers are almost non-existent and everything is possible? Between the virtual world, immortality and reshaping matter reality takes a whole new meaning for the plucky descendants of the human race. Follow the adventures of the children of Terra Two and their travels across the universe. Humanity… Continue reading

Terra Two

Sarah Feaherty had sound and suitable plans for her future, none of which included leaving the planet. The young biologist enrolls in a post-doctoral program run by a reclusive female order and unwittingly becomes part of their terra-forming team; at the age of one hundred and sixteen Sarah is entrusted to tell the story of… Continue reading

Why I write

There is nothing new under the sun but our perception of things. Technology advances, civilizations flourish and fall, but the human spirit never changes. We are born with all the storylines able to touch our soul. These basic tales bind us through time and cultural differences and allow us to relate to each other while… Continue reading

Letters to Lelia – Letter Twenty – Facing yourself

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I don’t really know what it was that persuaded Seth I was worth a place in the order and I never worked harder in my life. See, there are the flashy presentations, the ones that make everything look effortless and magical, and then there is the grueling work that makes the presentation possible, the flaws… Continue reading

Fair

It is never easy growing up different, but when no one has looked like you in seven generations, social life can become quite difficult to manage. Of course nobody blames you, poor innocent child, for being born a green eyed blonde in a village full of raven haired people, certainly not your aunt, who loves you… Continue reading

Choices

Have you ever pondered on how your life happened? Everybody looks back when they are old enough on the seemingly minor or obviously life changing decisions that shaped their past and present, but this is an exercise that only works retrospectively, without the benefit of repair. Some decisions were evidently good, judging by the results,… Continue reading

Terra Two – Chapter 1

Chapter 1 “I, the most humble Mother Joachima, now in the one hundred and sixteenth year of my life, in obedience to the request of Mother Superior, was entrusted with chronicling the beginnings of our mission here on Terra Two and the first hundred years of terra forming.” “Many people would have been better suited… Continue reading