Sunday, May 6, 2012

Snippet Sunday, Mayfly Requiem

Little flame, are you still awake? I don't know anymore. I miss that the most, the simpleness of feeling your heartbeat against my soul. We had such wonder in us once, remember? It was so very long ago, before we knew what we were. Inside all of us is a light, but some beacons are darker than others, and some are so dark they never realize they are a form of light at all. Innocence has no place alongside immortality. You always knew it, but you never cared, did you? You held onto innocence anyways and made it your own. My innocence died the same day we learned what we were supposed to be. You forgave me, even for my errors that day. I don't want you to forgive me for what I did to you in the end, what I am still doing to you now. We still had our innocence in Meridian, but even Meridian is vile now. Ganebra consumed it and destroyed the birthplace of our light and wonder. The madness of Ganebra consumed our world. Memories of everything we lost consume me now.


  1. Courtney, this was just beautiful.

    1. Thank you! Mayfly Requiem is my favorite of my books so far (although Absolution may eclipse it by the time I finish and polish it). It was very spontaneous and primal. The narrator, Lani, is one of two characters from my series who frequently haunts my dreams.