Thrown-Away Ship

Dan stood by the window of Hod's study, watching the storm outside. The fire cracked and popped in the hearth. Hod sat on a huge, scarlet armchair, patterned with subtle, yellow flowers, in his magenta smoking jacket, - with the black, velvet trim - the paragon of fine sensibility and sophistication. "I wouldn't have taken … Continue reading Thrown-Away Ship

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Drain

Cai took Dan to a tailor, and that evening they appeared at The Alley Cat - a premier entertainment venue, featuring on its stage, every night, diverse acts, from contortionists and disappearing magicians, to traveling troupes of escape artists. Circular tables, covered with black tablecloths, were each lit with one red candle, in a circular … Continue reading Drain