Author Archives: Chris

We Were Alone

This is a story I wrote a while ago as an experiment in bringing characters to different settings. I like this one a lot, but really am enjoying the writings after it more. Wanted to post those, so here is this one first! “I just want to be a pilot Violet. When I’m in my Swallow […]

Posted in Space | Comments closed

Zenith 2.2

Their mission was simple: Investigate the Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University. Reports had come in through some of the Society’s sources that people were going missing from the hospital. Most were transients, so the police department wasn’t the fastest to respond, but something else caught the Society’s eyes. All of the victims were […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Zenith – 2.1

The winter sun shone down on Emily’s golden hair as she looked across the river. A light breeze created tiny ripples on the slow moving water, distorting the reflections of trees and buildings on the other side. A single duck sat in the water, paddling lazily against the current. While sunny, the waterfront was approaching […]

Posted in Zenith | Comments closed

Zenith 2.0

A man sat in a chair in the center of a dark room. A single light shone from a desk lamp sitting on a table nearby. His head was covered by a thick black bag and his arms were tied behind the chair’s back holding him in place. Attached to his inner arm was a […]

Posted in Zenith | Comments closed

Zenith – Part 16

The sky was overcast and dark as the collection of mages made their way to the park. There wasn’t any rain, but it was certainly threatening. Streetlights illuminated the way, but Emily didn’t need them to find her way. She traveled as if in a trance, a new found confidence in her ability to bring […]

Posted in Zenith | Comments closed

Zenith – Part 15

The two sat in a lotus pose on the floor with the three tools laid out between them. Ged’s eyes were half closed as he focused on the bell. Emily’s eyes were locked on the sword trying to comprehend it’s secrets. The two mages nearly glowed as the focused their magic around themselves and into […]

Posted in Zenith | Comments closed

Zenith – Part 14

Emily heard Violet’s panicked voice and knew the weight of the situation. She heard footsteps up the steps outside and turned to look at the dog lying across the room just in time to see its ears perk up and open its eyes. We’re out of time Em. You need to leave now. Emily blinked. […]

Posted in Zenith | Tagged , | Comments closed

Zenith – Part 13

Emily stepped out into the green fields at the base of hill. She stumbled for a second and turned around just in time to see the door behind her close on the downtown alleyway. She shook her head a few times and tried to regain her bearings. That was… something. She could feel Violet chuckle […]

Posted in Zenith | Tagged , | Comments closed

Zenith – Part 12

Emily followed her memory of Jiro’s path through Portland. Winding down streets and alleys, Feeling the bumps in space leftover from minor folds. The further they went the faster Emily felt herself travel. We’re close, she pushed to Violet, Feel anything that concerns you? Violet’s thoughts flowed back, Just the sleepers around you. Then they […]

Posted in Zenith | Tagged , | Comments closed

Zenith – Part 11

The sun shone through the grand window in the Council hall. Only two chairs were needed today. Emily sat across from Ged and studied the nervous look on his face. Emily was calm, but focused. Today wasn’t a day for training or lessons but action. “Before she got separated, Violet was working recon for the […]

Posted in Zenith | Tagged , | Comments closed