To a mage, water carries memories. Wine conveys the fears of those who made it. Rain whispers the darkest secrets of a city. Gatja may only use her gifts in service to the Order; or her magic will rip her mind apart.To a mage, stone carries power. Bones in the earth teach legacy. Lines in the sand dictate who lives and who dies; but Riad can no longer tell friend from enemy. Riad’s family begs the Order for aid, and they send Gatja to assess and solve the problem.If only his family hadn’t murdered hers.
David Bowie died last night. The timing was elegant, in line with his birthday, and a new album. Many feel that he took the time to say goodbye.
My feed has been blowing up with stories about him, memories involving him, and ways in which his music inspired my friends’ proudest moments. It’s extraordinary to see how many lives he’s touched, in so many incarnations, and in such a breadth of ways.
To be perfectly truthful, I don’t know much about Bowie beyond his participation in Labyrinth as the Goblin King. As I’m reading others’ memories, and I see how gutted they are, I’m reminded of Terry Pratchett’s death. Robin Williams’ death. I have never met either of those men, but I cried over their deaths as though they were blood.
We are more interconnected than we know.
When you witness the life of a magical being, remember how their death feels, and what feels lost. You have the same capacity for magic.
Use it now. Share it now.
“Some people were born with spina bifida, I was born with a demon in my head.”
-Kara, Unfortunate Demonic Incident No. 271
Coming soon to Sherri’s Playhouse, a radio-play with all things excellent, including (but not limited to):
- Salad dressing!
It’s the perfect post-Halloween audio treat.