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Legends say the ancients controlled time, and built a world-encompassing civilization on that technology. Then, earthquakes, tsunamis, and storms hit the world—the whole world—all at once. All long-distance communications went silent. When the survivors climbed out of the rubble, they found they could travel only so far before encountering a deadly barrier.

The date now is 1521.02.24, according to the Empire that rules most of the continent. The barriers have fallen, one by one, and the Empire is slowly recovering their ancestors’ ability to harness time. A marvelous City of Lights is being built on a high plateau, but strange accidents are destroying the new buildings, waking superstitious cries of angry ghosts and sky demons.

To the north, a small band of Empire explorers have found new land, unaware that it is already occupied by a small, isolated population of snow-unicorn riders, working under the midnight sun to store enough food to last through the long winter. Tragedy strikes, bringing loss and grief to both parties. Will the collision of these cultures answer their questions and offer salvation... or doom them both?

Torn World - where time is torn

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An interstitial, science fantasy setting, Torn World offers a unique shared world platform with flavors of science fiction, high fantasy, slipstream, steampunk and alternate realities. You'll never look at unicorns the same way again...

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Newest Fiction:
Ressa’s Reading (Part 2)   1521.02.03  
Creators: Deirdre M. Murphy (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Editor)
Rai-Kunabei gives Ressa a reading in the park, which isn't as frivolous as Ressa had originally hoped.
Posted: 11/03/15      [No comments yet] ~ 1898 words.
Ressa’s Reading (part 1)   1521.02.03  
Creators: Deirdre M. Murphy (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Editor)
Everything is back to normal, but nothing seems normal to Ressa, and the arrival of a large, official envelope addressed to her personally doesn't help.
Posted: 10/26/15      [1 Comment] ~ 1551 words.
Simple Questions   1520.06.13  
Creators: Deirdre M. Murphy (Writer)
So many things are new for Tiklai as she works to become a full citizen of the Empire. Here, she meets Lalya and they talk over pie.
Posted: 10/19/15      [No comments yet] ~ 1073 words.

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Newest Poetry:
Off the Clock   1521.05.10  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration)
Ressa enjoys an evening alone.
Posted: 04/27/15      [No comments yet] ~ 148 words.
Bai Knows Better   1521.04.04  
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Creators: Ellen Million (Writer)
Bai wants what he can't have, even though he knows better.
Posted: 11/10/14      [No comments yet] ~ 182 words.
Sea Monsters Skipping Song   poem  
Creators: Ellen Million (Writer)
A rhyme about the sea monsters of Torn World.
Posted: 10/29/14      [1 Comment] ~ 147 words.

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