Friday, May 14, 2010

Deren's Prayer

Yenara, goddess of the moon, hear me. I don't know much about prayer, how do I even start? Perhaps you don't know either, who prays to the goddess of the night, of death? I know I shouldn't either but I can't sleep and I felt something the other night. I thought I was dying, I thought my weak lungs had failed me for the last time. But I saw the moon, and in that moment, strength and breath returned to me. Did you help me? Can you help me now--everything is happening at once and I don't know what to do? Am I to become the Mogur's apprentice and leave my life behind. Leave my sister and father--though heaven knows he would be glad to see the back of his weakling son--behind and start again. What of the dream, seeing my sister slain? Is it just my imagination? It seemed to be more than that. Is it a warning? How can I prevent it? I would do anything for her, but it tortures me not knowing if it's real. And not having the faintest clue what I could do about it, if it was.

Crimson Dream by David Normoyle, Young Adult Fantasy, coming February 2011.

1 comment:

Lin said...

I have goose bumps running up and down my spine. TRIPLE FANTASTIC!