What would the world be like if there were no “them,” only us?
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games
Previously: Zack chose semi-finalist storysmiths for the upcoming Naim Games. Meanwhile, his sister Gina and her friend Maerith continued to search for him…
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Gina lifted her cloth-creased cheek from the folds of Maerith’s skirt, the echo of her dream still rattling inside her head: She’d seen the man in the golden helmet again. “Help me!” he’d cried, just as in the previous dream, but this time added, “Stop them!” He said the words as if they caused him horrible pain, as if he had to force his vocal cords to make the sounds, and force the air in his lungs to push them out. And then Gina saw the Dark Tinkurs. Had they captured the helmeted man? They were smelting purple gold, amarrildin. A dragonskin-cloaked Tinkur was extracting…
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