PrologueWISDOMBOOK ONE OF BLUE MOON RISING TRILOGYCopyright © 2010 Bonnie WatsonPROLOGUEThe clank of chain echoed within the confines of her dungeon prison. She worked the shackles, with no luck at loosening them beyond the downy feathering covering her cloven hoofs. White hair bristled along her neck in anticipation of someone approaching. A toss of the head loosened several strands of long mane around a single ivory horn perched upon the forehead. She waited. A unicorn must always be patient.She flared her nostrils at the smell of wood burning beneath a nearby cauldron. The warm glow from the fire illuminated a few bare tables. She could even make out a corner shelf displaying a number of multicolored bottles and vials. One such had overturned. A constant drip suggested a liquid had been inside.It was not long before the scent of human mingled with burnt logs, and she craned her neck to peer over her shoulder at a winding stairca
Time Keeper - Chapter 1Thunder shook the many shelves surrounding the workshop table, many of which were cluttered with woodworking tools and newspaper clippings. A preserved bird skeleton jittered on a high shelf and threatened to collapse. Flasks and bottles clinked together.Tucked into the nest of his collectables, a man sat hunched over the small wooden table. The commotion was but a fragment of disgrace to his tedious work. A turn of a screwdriver; a tap of hammer; he laid out his tools and paused just a moment to adjust his spectacles beneath hushpuppy eyebrows, then turned his creation over to test its clockwork interior. A tap of his finger started the pendulum's swing. Gears caught and held, turning each other to rotate black hands upon a porcelain face. That was when he started counting, or at least heard the numbers calculating in the back of his mind; counting down from thirty seconds.In the realm of the unconscious, time meant very little. Thus was the state of mind every sinking moment until
The Sea King and the FirebirdTo dance upon waves is a wondrous thing,When fire meets water to entice the Sea King.They'll dance the night away until daybreak does spy,And washes of color fades away with the tide.