Where There’s Smoke/Forever Never

    Forever Never/The Dawn of Illusion by Cheryl Pennington copyright 2014 While Naofa and Eagna deal with their surprise visitors, the strange males from unknown lands, Eolas and Laoch continue their journey to reach the source of the endless smoke.  And at its source are those who wait……. Where There’s Smoke Eolas and Laoch kept a keen eye on the swirls of gray-black smoke that rose ever upward in the clear sky over the horizon. The spirals rose steadily by light of day and grew faint near sunset; but as soon as first light appeared, the billowing began again. … Continue reading Where There’s Smoke/Forever Never

Pleased to Meet You

Forever Never/The Dawn of Illusion by Cheryl Pennington copyright 2014 As the Sorceress works to regain her composure, the new arrivals carry on in their usual bickering fashion.  Who are these strange males, where did they come from, and-more importantly-what is their intent as they wander across Domhan? Pleased to Meet You “Did Eolas send you here?” the irritated Sorceress questioned, looking from one to the other, waiting for a response, and not caring at all who answered.   Both of them looked quizzically at each other, then stared, open-mouthed, at the Sorceress. They shrugged in an ‘I don’t know’ fashion … Continue reading Pleased to Meet You

To the Unknown/Forever Never

Forever Never/The Dawn of Illusion by Cheryl Pennington copyright art, photos and written work The band of friends part ways as the females head home and the Hunter and Warrior begin their journey to visit the new tribes of their world, somewhere in the land of the strange smoking spirals that float steadily skyward.  What did it mean? Would they be friendly?  So many questions and yet the most pressing thing on the tortured Warrior’s mind remains the same.  What lies within his soul and who has ultimate control?  Join them all on their separate paths which cannot but lead … Continue reading To the Unknown/Forever Never

Out of the Blue

Isn’t that  a pretty heart? I thought so too! I was so pleasantly surprised to find this comment on my About page yesterday and a great big thanks to Louie Louie writes a great blog focusing on life through travel and living one’s dreams.  You really should take a look when you get a chance! Thanks so much Louie. You may not have realized this but the last few weeks have been rather hellish for me. First came the devastating news we would have to leave our beloved new life in paradise, Costa Rica.  Then came the daunting task of … Continue reading Out of the Blue

No Rest for the Keepers/Forever Never

Forever Never/The Dawn of Illusion by Cheryl Pennington copyright As the circle of friends in the Land of Laoch rest peacefully,  the Keepers of Domhan also find sleep.  But one will not sleep easy; for the vein of dark possibility pumps its poison into the minds of the innocent at every turn…. No Rest for the Keepers “I wonder how things have gone for our friends in the land of the cliffs.”  M’na gazed at Fireann’s broad back with wide, brown eyes as they lay in the comfort of night, gently running her fingers over his warm, smooth skin.  She … Continue reading No Rest for the Keepers/Forever Never

Writing Process Blog Tour/I Am Such a Turtle

I know I said a turtle, but I wanted to introduce you to a friend of mine from Costa Rica. He can attest to my sincerity when I say thank you to Julia Lund for tagging me to be a … Continue reading Writing Process Blog Tour/I Am Such a Turtle

Warrior’s Awakening/Forever Never

Forever Never/The Dawn of Illusion by Cheryl Pennington copyright 2014 images and text I must apologize if there are any typos. I am still in the midst of a major move and really wanted to get a new chapter up for my friend Peter at demogorgon’s fiction  and for those other faithful readers who have been kind enough to follow my humble story. We left our circle of friends on the ledge of the Warrior’s home, having experienced a profound vision, one that brought comfort, peace and a new sense of power to him.  But there remained one gift for … Continue reading Warrior’s Awakening/Forever Never

Knowledge and Wisdom/The Circle Complete

Forever Never/The Dawn of Illusion Cheryl Pennington copyright 2014 Eolas and Eagna arrive to the Cliffs, completing the circle of Light. Will the Keepers of Domhan find a way to understand the Warrior’s disturbing dreams and ease his suffering?  Is there truly darkness within him which threatens their friendship and the future of Domhan?  The Sorceress is determined to find out; and with the help of the others, her task will be much easier.  First, they need to hear his tale to understand what they face….. Knowledge and Wisdom/The Circle Complete “Hello there!” Eolas’ commanding voice drifted up the side … Continue reading Knowledge and Wisdom/The Circle Complete

Tis Only a Dream? Forever Never/The Dawn of Illusion

Rubbing her arms briskly as if to erase the chill of terror from her skin, she pushed her hair from her face and breathed deeply as she allowed the truth of blessed morning to fill her with the peace of awakening from such a dream. And it was only a dream…

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