Stories

Zebu

Synopsis

The past catches up with Zebu in a secluded village where the retired wizard is raising his only grand-daughter. It comes with the promise of death. Desperate, Zebu finds hope in the shape of a powerful flower shining at the top of a mountain. The flower can save one life, but two are dying.

About this Story

This is one of those stories that I rewrote many times over the years. It originated from a short text I wrote in 1994 while attending the English Learning Program (ELP) in Fredericton, where I currently live. The current version was first completed in 2011. I do not believe it changed much between then and now.

The story provides information about the final days of Zebu, an important figure in the world of Arvelas. The text stands well on its own.

The kirisa flower on the cover comes from a photo I took in 2014 while visiting my parents. It was taken with this cover in mind. You can see the original photo here.

Started: January 10, 2011
Setting: Arvelas
Words: ~5300
Type: Short Story
Alpha Reading: Gaetan Clement
Cover: S.C.Eston
Status: Beta (65%)
Version: v0.09

In Progress

  • As of: October 25, 2018
     
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