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Generation 13 Chapter 14

Chapter 14 That fall I walked up to Pine’s tree. I rested my hands and forehead on the trunk. “Oh, Pine, I wish I knew why…,” I whispered. “Why what?” I spun around at the sound of his voice. “Pine?” … Continue reading

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Generation 13 Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Early the next morning I called Orion. “What?” he growled. “Morning.” “Rigel, I set my alarm. You didn’t need to wake me up.” “Not why I was calling. The doctors finished their tests.” “Oh?” He sounded more awake … Continue reading

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Generation 13 Chapter 12

Chapter 12 I stared down in confusion as the dirt in the pot began to move. So far, there hadn’t been much growth but my magic insisted that something was happening. I reached down into the soil. The movement stopped … Continue reading

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Generation 13 Chapter 11

Chapter 11 “Ilahrn?” Alexei tugged on my shirt. He had just turned five and was interested in following me about in my garden. “What?” “I found some seeds in a drawer. Can I plant them?” “What drawer?” “Your nightstand. They … Continue reading

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Generation 13 Chapter 10

Chapter 10 Starr agreed to babysit on the anniversary of Pine’s ‘death’. Orion and I walked to the clearing. I hadn’t been back since the day I left. Orion wandered over to examine the rose bush while I communed with … Continue reading

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Generation 13 Chapter 9

Chapter 9 Fall and winter dragged by. I ate as a way of coping with my grief over Pine’s ‘death’. I didn’t go back to the clearing. I simply couldn’t. I packed on the pounds. Even when spring came, I … Continue reading

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Generation 13 Chapter 8

Chapter 8 I don’t know how long I stayed there next to the tree that had been Pine. “Rigel?” Orion, my ‘twin’, knelt next to me. “Go ‘way,” I mumbled clutching the tree trunk. “No, I won’t let you die … Continue reading

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Generation 13 Chapter 6

Chapter 6 I stayed home for several days. I had been neglecting my garden in favor of spending time with Pine. I pushed all thoughts of him to the back of my mind. It didn’t matter that I was falling … Continue reading

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Generation 13 Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Pine studied me thoughtfully on a warm summer day. He lay on his stomach, nude as always. I was just wearing a pair of shorts. “Rigel, why are you wearing less clothing than when we met?” “It’s too … Continue reading

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Generation 13 Chapter 4

Chapter 4         A few days later, I wandered over to ‘my’ lake looking for Pine. “Pine?” I called softly. He emerged hesitantly from behind a tree. “Rigel?” “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to snap at you.” “Did I do … Continue reading

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