Adventure Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 25

I sat down next to the Old Boy inside the booth. Estella sat down next to me and started playing with her ring.  The bartender swung by a moment later, setting a beer in front of Scorsby. She then looked questioningly at us.  “Scotch whiskey,” I ordered.  “I’ll have a pina colada, extra ice.” EstellaContinue reading “Adventure Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 25”

Joy is not a trick

The line is from Instructions for Traveling West by Joy Sullivan.  Joy is not a trick. It might not last but nothing lasts. Not truly.  Joy is not a trick. It’s a signal, telling you something is right. Life is good if you are still enjoying something.  Joy is not a trick. Or maybe itContinue reading “Joy is not a trick”

Adventures Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 24

Jessica came in. “The guard is awake. He’s, uh, pretty upset.” “Guess one of us better let him know his punishment.” I said.  Estella nodded, “I’m kinda busy here flying, so one of you should do it?” Aurora nodded as well, looking over at me, “I’ll go with you and let you do the talking?Continue reading “Adventures Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 24”

I’m worse than I thought and also better

The starting sentence is from Knee Sounds by Courtney Martin.  I’m worse than I thought and also better. I thought I could bite the bullet on anything but I couldn’t. Yet, learning that I couldn’t and wouldn’t was important. Learning about choice was important.  I’m worse than I thought and also better. There was alwaysContinue reading “I’m worse than I thought and also better”

When I try to explain where I’m from people imagine…

The jump-off line is from In Your Next Letter by Carrie Shipers.  When I try to explain where I’m from people imagine shopping and food. I interrupt with tall buildings, noise and the stink of markets. Here, most of the food are frozen so they don’t stink as bad. But in a market where youContinue reading “When I try to explain where I’m from people imagine…”

Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 23

Aurora took one of the tubes out of the case, holding it up to light to better see what’s inside it. “Yeah, I think it does.” I looked over at it. “Isn’t that the same colour as the blood sample?” Aurora nodded. “I believe so.” “Interesting, I wonder where they got it from?” Estella said. Continue reading “Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 23”

When the moon came up…

Different than usual, the jump-off line is actually from the novel Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay. For a while, I was doing Wild Writing daily so I had to supplement the Laurie Wagner videos with a source of my own. And that’s when I turned to fiction. I think the piece below isContinue reading “When the moon came up…”

Forgive yourself

The jump-off line comes from A Course In Miracles by Megan Freitag.  Forgive yourself the words of retort that you were too slow to say. Forgive yourself the fear and helplessness behind the dignity maintained in front of the public which everyone else saw as silence and passiveness. Forgive yourself the sleepless nights in whichContinue reading “Forgive yourself”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 21

We ended up tracking Guppy by the beacon on the buggy, which indicated a factory at the edge of town, with a forest and farmlands lying beyond. Estella assumed she’d been kidnapped.  “Let’s not waste any time then, we can follow the road until we’re close, and then circle around through the forest, get aContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 21”

Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 20

I walked into a bar that I espied on the way. It was a little place tucked away in a corner. When I walked in, I realised it was one of these dingy places. Still, I’ve seen worse. I sat myself down on the bar stool. Before I could even order, a woman walked rightContinue reading “Adventure Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 20”