Curse Breaker | Stupefied
A keening sound startled Nolo and gave him a direction. He rushed off towards the source. He found Sarn staring at a broken child not two hundred paces away from the previous murder site. His hands shook where they remained suspended halfway between himself and the boy. Horror had shut off his reasoning.
Beyond the child lay a dozen men, women and children all dead. They’re bodies had not been ripped apart or in anyway despoiled. Nolo noted all that in a quick glance before returning his attention to his stricken charge. The dead could wait but Sarn could not.
Nolo crouched down in front of Sarn. The Kid’s eyes glowed as usual but their gaze had turned inwards. Something about this murdered child had caused him to relive something from his own past, but what? Why the hell wouldn’t talk about any of the hundreds of things that bothered him on a nightly basis?
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After an enchanted tree abducts Sarn, he’s thrust into a mystery revolving around a double homicide. Can Sarn protect his son, keep his masters happy and help the dead boy haunting him?
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For my sister, who died unexpectedly on 2/22/14:
Life began to ebb.
It passed slow from shaking hands–
a torch too soon snuffed.
Your chair is empty.
Your mug’s shelved waiting for tea.
No place at table.
No phone rings, no talk.
Quiet sets in as tears fall.
You’re just ashes now.
No rose lays on wood.
No petals wept for you sis,
just a rack and fire.
Your ashes remain.
You’re gone far away from here,
to heav’n blest to wait.
To you dear readers,
May blessings shower you all
and remain for life.