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Lament for an Unlicensed Child (): This is a cautionary Southern poem about the cost of improper procreation.
~ 166 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/17/10  

A Simple Order (-30.05.04): The origins of Torn World.
~ 1476 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 01/22/10  

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Spunkey Shines (1271.03.05): A strange animal follows Gliver home. (Supporters Only!)
~ 939 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/19/10  

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The Birdlands (1275): The Empire makes contact with the Roluma and comes face to face with a warbird. (poem)
~ 166 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 12/12/17  

The Girl Who Wanted Too Much (1280.04.14): Grabeir covets a new type of jewel.
~ 453 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 09/11/12  

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Unlicensed Dreams (1312): The Empire discovers dreamers' liquor. (Supporters Only!)
~ 163 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/30/12  

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Rocking at the Edge of the World (1325.05.07): An old woman watches a far corner of All the Land That's Left; she wakes from a nap to find that the world is changing
~ 1194 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 07/15/11  

Forbidden Love (1419.03.05): Gludara meets the great love of her life -- and he isn't what anyone expects, and her family would hate him if they knew about him.
~ 2287 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Inspiration), Posted: 05/16/11  

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The Gaudy Eye (1468.03.22): A beautiful blinkbird pin takes a tour through history. (Supporters Only!)
~ 927 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/07/10  

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Spectacles (1491.10.15): Rai and Bai visit a medic with their mother to get glasses.
~ 1371 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Posted: 09/26/11  

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Clouds in the Morning (1492.01.11): Rai and Bai face their first day of school.
~ 5555 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Editor), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/23/11  

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The Button Box (1492.07.12): Rai plays with buttons. (Supporters Only!)
~ 88 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 12/31/13  

The Flight of the Rose Butterfly (1493.00.01): Bai and Rai learn to play the harmonichron.
~ 3809 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/22/11  

Fireworks (1493.00.01): Rai and Bai watch fireworks with their father. (A drabble)
~ 102 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Illustration), Ellen Million (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 09/21/11  

Words Between Brothers (1494.05.30): Bai and Rai play a game at home. (Supporters Only!)
~ 589 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/04/11  

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One-Tick Literature (1495.09.18): Rai and Bai do a writing assignment for class. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1061 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/05/11  

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Purist Rights (1496.01.05): Bai explores rights and responsibilities in Citizenship class.
~ 474 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 10/08/12  

Invasive (1496.02.27): A young Ressa wrestles with her future.
~ 1917 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Illustration), Posted: 10/12/10  

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Unwritten License (1498.01.01): Rai wonders how his mother makes everyone do what she wants. (Poem)
~ 115 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 11/30/12  

Dance To Fend Off The Sky (1498.05.02): High in the Breida Mountains, a goat girl dances in welcome silence, until a mysterious danger known to her ancestors (and laughed at by Empire scientists) threatens. (Reprinted in Broad Spectrum: The 2012 Broad Universe Fiction Sampler)
~ 222 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/04/10  

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Roots of Insight (1498.05.18): Kunabei must face the village as their new priestess.
~ 1115 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 03/21/11  

Dragon Oak (1499.06.03): Rai-Kunabei takes time out from school to do readings on marketday in nearby Tiffikumiyi, and has to figure out what to do when her traditional spot is already taken.
~ 3249 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 06/22/11  

Tides of Blood and Music (1499.09.09): A warsailor widow finds it hard to go on.
~ 1534 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 05/24/11  

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Ice (1500.00.04): Iremima handles ice for the first time.
~ 813 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Posted: 11/14/10  

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The Slow Hunt (1501.05.30): A young Dlujan dreams of hunting sea monsters in a different way. (poem) (Supporters Only!)
~ 224 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/05/14  

Raining Kittens (1501.07.08): Alikara gets her heart set on a fashionable skykitten, leading Bai and Rai to consider the intricacies of pet licensing. (Supporters Only!)
~ 4813 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Ellen Million (Editor), mikka (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/03/17  

Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journals (Part 1: First Form) (1502.01.11): Nleimen attends First Form and begins breeding pet mice.
~ 2668 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/12/13  

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The Perfect Visit, Pt 1 (1502.04.15): A young Ressa gets a visit in the city from three of her siblings.
~ 3549 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), mikka (Patron), Posted: 06/09/11  

The Perfect Visit, Pt 2 (1502.04.16): A simple visit begins to go terribly wrong...
~ 2576 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), mikka (Patron), Posted: 06/09/11  

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Little Paws in the Licenses (1502.07.21): A trip to the Licensing Office ends in unexpected chaos for a young Bai and his sister. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1496 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 08/14/17  

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Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journals (Part 2: Second Form) (1505.01.30): Nleimen attends Second Form. She begins taking art classes and seeks to establish the squiggle mouse as a breed.
~ 3560 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/05/13  

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Breeding (1505.06.29): Malaamig chooses a new working companion.
~ 924 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 05/11/11  

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A Challenging Commute (1505.06.30): Malaamig struggles to get his new puppies home.
~ 2378 words, Created by: Edward Cammarota (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/07/11  

Worth It (1505.06.30): Malaamig gets his puppies home to meet Larli.
~ 825 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 11/01/11  

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A Broken Token (1505.07.04): A boy with broken tokens comes into Flavai's shop.
~ 773 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Kayleigh Webb (Writer), Posted: 07/29/14  

Packet Permission (1507.02.19): Marniri wants to grow a garden that her blind brother Rai can also enjoy. (Supporters Only!)
~ 510 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 12/09/13  

Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journals (Part 3: Early Third Form) (1509.01.21): Nleimen attends her first three years of Third Form. She chooses the Science track but also takes a few Trade classes at the Domestic Animals Guild.
~ 3361 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/31/14  

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Honestly (1510.01.22): Bai has every intention of firing his Head of Files. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2483 words, Created by: mikka (Inspiration), Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 09/03/14  

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Going Somewhere, Someday (1510.02.17): Jramela dreams of entering the design contest for a City of Lights building, though only the winner would get to travel, and she doesn't want to leave her friend Iri behind.
~ 29 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 08/25/11  

Swift Travelers (1511): Nleimen draws cartoons of insects.
~ 55 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/12/13  

A Quest for Thunder (1511.08.17): A girl walks alone into the Crystal Desert, seeking her birthright. (Supporters Only!)
~ 228 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/11/10  

Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journals (Part 4: Late Third Form) (1512.00.04): Nleimen attends her last two years of Third Form.
~ 4057 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 11/05/14  

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City of Lights Pt 1: Ithei (1512.09.17): Jerumal has a surprise for Denel.
~ 1622 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/01/10  

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Whittling Hours (1513.05.07): Who is this girl? Will she stick with her carving, or turn to other pursuits as she grows up? (Supporters Only!)
~ 10 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/28/10  

Genius (1514.04.25): Emeroma has a frank talk with Oranaan.
~ 1199 words, Created by: Nicole Robertson (Editor), mikka (Editor), Ellen Million (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Editor), Posted: 01/06/10  

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Barrier Grief (1514.05.13): An old soldier is homesick for his homeland, so different from the beautiful Rainbow Rainforest where he's living now. (Supporters Only!)
~ 153 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 09/28/11  

A Monster Project (1514.07.03): Dlujan and his classmates dissect a deathfin carcass for a school project.
~ 927 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/14/10  

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Red Wedding (1514.07.29): Jakal makes an unexpected friend.
~ 969 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/12/11  

A Letter-Friend (1514.08.18): Assassin-in-training Jakal starts a letter-friendship with Araida. (Supporters Only!)
~ 570 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/25/12  

Drawing the Triangle (1515.01.01): Omorth auditions for a place in a Trefoil Dance troupe. This requires finding a male partner and a female partner.
~ 4267 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/19/13  

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City of Lights Pt 2; Ithai (1515.03.03): An incident at a celebration dinner for the City of Lights raises many questions.
~ 2688 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/08/10  

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Rainbow's End (1515.04.25): Rijorl has been dreaming of warm, comfy beds in inns, and traveling to see the Empire. Now he has a reason to go.
~ 273 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 09/28/11  

Cure or Cause? (1515.05.24): Draiden's attempt to gamble with Oranaan is interrupted.
~ 824 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Melissa Nelson (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 02/18/10  

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Cause and Defect (1515.06.12): Emeroma accepts a dinner engagement with Draiden.
~ 1403 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Melissa Nelson (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/05/10  

Asleep (1515.06.12): Oranaan finds that something lost can sometimes cause great trouble.
~ 1728 words, Created by: Mike Hebel (Writer), Posted: 08/12/10  

It's Not Magic, It's Science! (1515.09.02): Oranaan makes another attempt to study the after-effects of anomalies.
~ 1450 words, Created by: Melissa Nelson (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/15/10  

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Rules are Rules (1515.09.28): Bai struggles with a license he can't approve... but wants to.
~ 695 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Editor), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Rhiannon Rose (Inspiration), Posted: 02/24/10  

It's Not Just About Firolk (1516.04.16): Ashegoi is teaching Lei about more than just firolk...
~ 0 words, Created by: Amy Waller (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Posted: 02/23/10  

Higher Than Anybody, Ever (1517.09.07): Orrali has dreamed of becoming a scientist and studying sea monsters. When she gets her test scores, she learns a family secret.
~ 603 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/12/15  

Travel Plans (1518.07.18): Lalya is bored of Affamarg.
~ 698 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 07/15/13  

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Building Cities (1518.09.02): Jerumal helps his little boys build a city out of blocks.
~ 1231 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/29/10  

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The World According to Rai (1519): Rai enjoys painting as a hobby. (poem) (Supporters Only!)
~ 219 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/20/13  

The Most Beautiful Fountain in Affamarg (1519.02.09): There are many parks in the city of Affamarg. Lassati and Danya each have a favorite. (Supporters Only!)
~ 124 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Writer), Posted: 04/16/12  

Tangleweed (1519.04.01): Rumors of a new sea monster create unease. (Supporters Only!)
~ 354 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Posted: 05/07/14  

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The Butterfly Girl (1519.07.13): If you can't go to the authorities because one of them is the problem, where do you go?
~ 8 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Illustration), Posted: 11/09/10  

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Reaching for the Moons (1519.07.24): Denel, Jerumal, and their sons visit the Pearly Towers.
~ 4074 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Patron), Posted: 10/17/12  

A High, Strange Home (1519.08.05): Akaalekirth isn't sure she can get used to living high in the treetops and to people whose children wander the branches and platforms casually.
~ 140 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Illustration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 04/07/11  

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Crazy (1519.09.06): Denel and Oranaan meet a cultural schools student while investigating the madness caused by anomalies.
~ 1417 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Mike Hebel (Patron), Posted: 04/19/11  

Smoke in the Wind (1520): Smoke is Omorth's favorite color. (Supporters Only!)
~ 180 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 03/29/13  

Chasing the River (1520.01.03): Akaalekirth falls behind while playing a game with her new sister, and is stranded, lost in the Rainbow Rainforest.
~ 48 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Posted: 08/16/11  

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Finding the Harmony (1520.01.03): Orimala and her friends indulge in risky music...
~ 429 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/09/15  

Following the Melody (1520.01.03): Kalinam sees her hated rivals sneaking away to a practice room... (Supporters Only!)
~ 404 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/20/15  

Bridge Making (1520.01.07): Akaalekirth and Lereterli twist rope for a bridge.
~ 9 words, Created by: mikka (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 08/29/11  

Wile Away (1520.01.20): A new hobby sweeps through Iremima's crew.
~ 1445 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/06/11  

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The Right Man (1520.02.03): Explorers go North on a survey mission
~ 1474 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/29/08  

The Forgotten City (1520.02.06): The southern explorers find a ruined city.
~ 679 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/04/11  

The Sound of an Argument (1520.02.12): Livana puzzles over erratic results as she studies erosion. (Supporters Only!)
~ 291 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 10/23/12  

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Tokens of Appreciation (1520.02.14): Rai helps a young customer select a gift. (Supporters Only!)
~ 740 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/01/11  

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The Experiment (1520.03.05): Filor happens across an older cousin, who is performing an experiment that involves coal and a beer barrel.
~ 1446 words, Created by: Edward Cammarota (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 04/08/11  

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Extant Examples (1520.03.10): Livana studies crystals and artifacts along the edge of the Crystal Desert.
~ 339 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/05/13  

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Pickled (1520.03.15): Sromaffo introduces a new recipe to spice up his eatery.
~ 893 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 02/16/10  

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Under the Waterfalls (1520.03.15): Esarrali wants to find a unique plant or animal to study for her dissertation. But she finds her thoughts straying from that goal to contemplating her beautiful guide. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/06/10  

Storm Wrack (1520.03.17): The people in the town Ferelye was born in are uncomfortable with no-gender people, and as Ferelye gets older, ur spends more and more time hiding out on a tall cliff near roi home.
~ 4267 words, Created by: PeggyB (Inspiration), Jenny Heidewald (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/23/11  

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So Many, Many Frogs (1520.03.21): Rraneffa tries to tempt Esarrali from her slow, meticulous study of The Waterfalls' many frogs, but it takes something more to distract her.
~ 89 words, Created by: Edward Cammarota (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/11/11  

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Thus It Was Written (1520.03.21): Livana gets lost on the fringes of the Crystal Desert. (poem)
~ 434 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/23/13  

Lizard, Lizard (1520.03.26): All trips must come to an end, and Esarrali coming to her last notebook signals the end of her research at The Waterfalls. Rraneffa decides to cook some "araterl" lizards for dinner, but things don't go quite as planned.
~ 80 words, Created by: Edward Cammarota (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 12/07/11  

An Irresistible Attraction (1520.03.29): The proprietor of The Smiling Serpent, Dorersh Duurl Atya's premier tourist restaurant, has a new competitor, and needs a way to attract the customers back to her tables.
~ 1179 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 06/14/10  

The Shades of Yesterday (1520.04.02): Unafari, a record clerk, notices something odd about a museum display. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1871 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/12/10  

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Fall of Duty (1520.04.02): Tovilarn strives to repair the gaslights.
~ 1417 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/20/14  

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Building a Home (1520.04.08): The Empire's licensing system can lead to some interesting domestic choices.
~ 10 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Ally Loughrin (Patron), Ally Loughrin (Inspiration), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 02/19/10  

The Sea Queen (1520.04.08): A little girl hears an Irfai story about a half-fish maiden. (Supporters Only!)
~ 908 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Illustration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/23/12  

False Papers, True Words (1520.04.12): Drellin learns something about Licensing Inspectors.
~ 137 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 12/11/13  

Harp of Feathers (1520.04.13): Slunai tradition tells that angry ghosts caused the upheaval. In this story, an old Slunai shaman blesses her scientist granddaughter for a trip and, perhaps, plays matchmaker a little.
~ 25 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Melissa Nelson (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 03/27/10  

Grandma Monster (1520.04.16): Ressa brings new news for a local gossip - and gets some of her own!
~ 951 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 09/19/11  

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Licensing Interview (1520.04.17): Lalya gets called to Bai's office for an interview regarding his application to become, legally, a woman.
~ 8 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 03/11/10  

A New Role (1520.04.18): Dini tells Lalya his sister wants to take his bride shopping and plan wedding festivities. Lalya had never imagined himself a bride. Oh--and there's to be a big party! And...
~ 66 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 04/16/10  

A Girls (1520.04.19): Dini's sister wants to plan the wedding, and points out that a wedding dress is a first requirement, since they must sit for portraits. But first she takes Lalya to a women's clothing store.
~ 6 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 06/02/10  

A Girls' Day Shopping (Part 2) (1520.04.19): Having bought a new outfit, Lalya and Mradi head toward a restaurant for a quiet lunch.
~ 14 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 11/17/10  

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The Keraarth Theatre Swap Faire (1520.04.19): Dini and his nephew Filor head to a Theatre Guild Swap Faire, where Filor hears about of one of Dini's first acting roles.
~ 0 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 03/15/11  

A Girls' Day Shopping (Part 3) (1520.04.19): Lalya goes to a shop looking for a wedding dress, and ends up giving advice instead.
~ 27 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 07/11/11  

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Keeping Ahead of the Gossip (1520.04.19): Lalya, after wandering around for an afternoon in women's clothing, remembers how big a gossip his mother is, so he and Dini hurry off to tell her the big news.
~ 16 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 08/22/12  

Monster Teeth and Art Glass (1520.04.23): A peek into the life of a "rustic" Duurludirj artist, and her efforts to keep her family together and profitably employed.
~ 1173 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 06/16/10  

Marli Knows (1520.04.28): Marli is a friendly fellow, and a bit desperate to sell copies of his gossip rag--as the story opens, he's too broke to buy lunch!
~ 0 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Amy Waller (Inspiration), Posted: 09/09/11  

Feeding the Hungry - Poor Street Kids (1520.04.28): Osatha works at Lassati's Restaurant. Even with time crystal technology, there comes a point where food must be eaten or thrown away. Here's a glimpse of her on her trip home after work.
~ 23 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 01/09/13  

Feeding the Hungy - The Purist on the Bench (1520.04.28): When Osatha comes across a crying teenager, her life gets complicated. (Supporters Only!)
~ 139 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 02/06/13  

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Supposed to Be (1520.05.01): The Southern explorers find that not everything goes as it's supposed to...
~ 2310 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/03/10  

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A Friendship of Fashion (1520.05.01): Lalya gifts Olarali with a scarf, and offers friendship in return for her fashion advice. (Supporters Only!)
~ 50 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/24/12  

Doing It Well (1520.05.01): Life on board the Rainbow Chaser is pleasant, but confusing for Ferelye.
~ 1163 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/22/13  

Mysterious Sigla (1520.05.01): Livana creates a club for discussing scientific discrepancies.
~ 778 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/21/18  

A Monstrous Feast (1520.05.08): Neteilyu and Dulilm start Rejoining Day together cooking for the traditional feast, but their unbaked cookies are abandoned when alarm bells ring. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2031 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 02/15/11  

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Without Fail (1520.05.09): Warsailor Brelig meets License Master Alaaffi on a cruise ship.
~ 2423 words, Created by: Meeks (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/25/11  

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Blinkbirds Are Fast (1520.05.17): Filor's mother sends Filor and his paper blinkbird outside and the paper bird vanishes suddenly from his hand...
~ 30 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 06/13/11  

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The Repairman (1520.05.24): A repairman comes to service a time crystal storage unit.
~ 1169 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/18/10  

Modulations (1520.05.29): Arfa and Grinos live a routine, humdrum life, but an injury for one and a lucky discovery for the other makes big changes in their lives.
~ 55 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 11/04/10  

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Uglurituq, The Outsider's Club (1520.06-02): Lalya didn't think about what it would mean to change his legal gender. Here, he stands outside his mens' club. Where will his next steps take him? (Supporters Only!)
~ 37 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/31/13  

Paper Butterflies: Only Paper (1520.06.01): Bai meets someone new while out 'wearing the white hat.'
~ 1301 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Illustration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/17/10  

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Tainted Words Part 1: The Challenge (1520.06.01): Baison seeks to soothe his mind and body with Olarali. (Supporters Only!) (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 200 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Ellen Million (Editor), Posted: 04/08/10  

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Paper Butterflies: Paper Trail (1520.06.01): Bai struggles with the idea of unlicensed Amaroin.
~ 2339 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Illustration), Posted: 04/07/10  

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Not the End of the World (1520.06.02): Dlashi has something important to tell Lei...
~ 48 words, Created by: Amy Waller (Writer), Posted: 04/12/10  

Velvet Monsters and Ribbon Waves (1520.06.05): When their mainland teacher walks out in anger, Nefessa and her Duurludirj classmates must decide what to do about the assignment. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1347 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Illustration), Posted: 05/30/11  

Tainted Words Part 2: The Solution (1520.06.08): Olarali pries into Baison's work... and finds a crack in his armor. (Supporters Only!) (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 425 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Ellen Million (Editor), Posted: 04/22/10  

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The Museum of Mortality (Part 1 of 2) (1520.06.08): Brelig works in a museum while recovering from a sea monster fight.
~ 4112 words, Created by: PeggyB (Inspiration), mikka (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Patron), Posted: 05/17/13  

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Not Your Everyday Scissors (1520.06.10): Mirsa ponders the art of taxidermy while cutting Draiden's hair.
~ 86 words, Created by: Melissa Nelson (Writer), Posted: 12/01/10  

Words On Paper (1520.06.13): This poem is written by a member of Lalya's new club, prior to the two of them actually meeting. (Supporters Only!)
~ 124 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/17/13  

Simple Questions (1520.06.13): 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.
~ 65 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/19/15  

A License to Gamble Pt. 1: The Bet (1520.06.15): Draiden engages in a friendly bet.
~ 0 words, Created by: Melissa Nelson (Writer), Posted: 02/17/10  

A License to Gamble Pt. 2: The Game (1520.06.15): Draiden uses his charm on a young scientist.
~ 0 words, Created by: Melissa Nelson (Writer), Posted: 11/19/10  

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Tainted Words Part 3: The Reward (1520.06.16): Olarali shares the information she's found out about Bai. (Supporters Only!) (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 84 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Editor), Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 06/03/10  

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Say No To The Empire (1520.06.17): An employee of the Empire goes to work.
~ 1316 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/29/10  

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Becoming Art (1520.06.18): It isn't the dance itself that is art.
~ 6 words, Created by: Amy Waller (Writer), Posted: 04/05/10  

Dress Code (1520.06.18): Lassati's employees try to change her style...
~ 1327 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/14/10  

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Railcrazy (1520.06.19): A citizen of the Empire dreams of a better job.
~ 636 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 05/10/10  

We Shape Our Lives Like Clay (1520.06.19): Fleitamelo grounded her daughter for playing on the wharves, then decided it's time for a private conversation with her.
~ 9 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/11/10  

The Empire Trusts You (1520.06.20): Jelnora and Abom take a course in parenting. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1140 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/14/10  

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The Museum of Mortality (Part 2 of 2) (1520.06.20): Brelig works hard to regain his stamina for warsailor work.
~ 3421 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Amelia Margetts (Patron), PeggyB (Inspiration), mikka (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/20/13  

The Reluctant Rescue (1520.06.21): Despite personal dislike, Noithil goes out of his way to rescue a skycat.
~ 1060 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Meeks (Illustration), Posted: 05/17/10  

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A Little Luck (1520.06.28): A confrontation on the seas leads to experimentation with a new weapon.
~ 1672 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 12/23/10  

Fishhooks and Memories (1520.07.01): License Master Alaaffi returns to his work, somewhat changed by his vacation to Tifijimi. (poem)
~ 685 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/15/12  

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What a Warsailor Has To Be (1520.07.05): A warsailor has to be wary and canny...
~ 381 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 05/17/11  

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Melomel and Nutterjell (1520.07.09): When Lalya at last gets the official envelope from the Licensing Office, he finds he's as nervous as anyone else about opening it.
~ 1606 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 02/01/13  

Poetic Discovery (1520.07.10): Lalya personalizes wedding invitations.
~ 54 words, Created by: PeggyB (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/16/13  

Autumn, Apparel, and Acorn Day (1520.07.11): It's time for Lalya to clean out the closet and go to the autumn swap faire.
~ 1462 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 02/04/13  

Tainted Words Part 4: The Meeting (1520.07.12): Olarali gets a sudden summoning. (Supporters Only!) (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 3061 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Ellen Million (Editor), Posted: 03/03/11  

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Tainted Words Part 5: Not So Sweet Partings (1520.07.12): Olarali and Jarl have a final moment before parting. (Supporters Only!) (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 1585 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Editor), Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Writer), Posted: 03/16/11  

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Beachfront Propriety (1520.07.12): Ashrein and her daughters settle in Tifijimi.
~ 2388 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Kayleigh Webb (Inspiration), Posted: 05/21/14  

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Paper Butterflies: Proof (1520.07.15): All is not settled yet with unlicensed Amaroin...
~ 1957 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Illustration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/14/10  

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A Schoolgirl's Night Out (1520.07.15): Ashegoi asked Aliffifi for a fantasy evening, but it's not any of Aliffifi's usual roles. (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 1556 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 06/25/13  

Pretending (1520.07.17): The life of a cripple in the Empire isn't exactly what you might think...
~ 1119 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Valerie Joanne Higgins (Illustration), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 09/23/10  

Railrage (1520.07.19): Yeff gets an employment offer that he can't refuse...
~ 1290 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Patron), Posted: 10/12/10  

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Lightning Strikes (1520.07.19): Emeroma and Oranaan search for answers to the problems plaguing the City of Lights.
~ 1160 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 12/06/10  

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Interlude with Waterfall and Honeyed Nuts (1520.07.19): The Land Priestesses discuss various matters of concern, including Olarali, Jarl, and Lalya. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2138 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 08/11/11  

Swept Away (1520.07.21): Someone cleans Bai's desk, and his brother Rai helps him deal with the aftermath.
~ 1374 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 08/09/11  

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The Perfect Dress (1520.07.21): Dini's theatre company "offers" to provide Lalya's wedding dress, but first they must meet with the director, the stage manager, and the head tailor.
~ 1388 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), PeggyB (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 04/16/13  

Madness (1520.07.28): Two of Oranaan's childhood friends are now also scientists, and they ask him to go examine a damaged tree near the City of Lights so they can share their theory about who is causing the City's problems. Then something terrible happens. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2152 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 12/14/11  

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A Tropical Iced Dessert (1520.07.29): Aliffifi received an invitation to travel to Affanumuur to work for a well-known politician. This is their first meeting. (Supporters Only!) (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 1809 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/15/14  

Installing the Unicorn (1520.07.30): The Museum of Mortality gains a new attraction.
~ 235 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/29/13  

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Unseen Perils (1520.08.07): Ren is a simple builder, bewildered by the unseen perils that beset both his personal life and the City of Lights.
~ 2234 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/04/12  

Darkening Skies (1520.08.11): An eclipse causes many different reactions.
~ 2510 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/22/11  

Ties (1520.08.14): The night starts beautiful and clear, and Akaalekirth and Lereterli hang hammocks outside... but their sleep is interrupted by an earthquake and the aftermath.
~ 539 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), PeggyB (Inspiration), Posted: 05/14/13  

Nomess Mithoirarv (1520.08.15): Teibev mourns his losses as he prepares to leave the City of Lights.
~ 733 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/27/12  

Railroaded (1520.08.17): Jarl puts his blackmail plot against the License Master into action...
~ 2675 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 06/02/11  

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Railchange (1520.08.18): Ressa dresses up for a date.
~ 2006 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Patron), Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 07/22/11  

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Railcrossing (1520.08.18): Ressa and Yeff go back to her apartment... (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 2163 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Patron), Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 07/29/11  

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Dusting Off the Green Speech (Part 1) (1520.08.21): Unafari helps plan the costumes for a Trefoil Dance performance.
~ 5292 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 07/03/12  

The Wrong Choice (1520.08.24): A lab accident causes much alarm.
~ 157 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 12/16/13  

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Ribbons for Her Beard (1520.08.25): Dini and Lalya go shopping on their nuptial vacation.
~ 690 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/13/13  

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A Day On The Beach (1520.08.28): Dini and Lalya visit the ocean after their nuptial vacation in Affanumur.
~ 100 words, Created by: PeggyB (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 03/13/13  

The Making of a Scientist 1: Safety Lecture (1520.08.28): Oranaan is given a penance for blowing up his lab, but it doesn't turn out quite the way he expected.
~ 868 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 12/17/13  

The Making of a Scientist 2: An Experiment In the Park (1520.08.28): Oranaan starts a study group, of sorts, and the Safety Manual is actually opened, if only in support of an experiment. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1069 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 12/18/13  

Finding Fear (1520.08.30): Dramanar has pointed questions for Denel following the eclipse riots.
~ 1304 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/24/11  

Beach Pies (1520.08.30): Ashrein adapts to life in Tifijimi - and helps others adapt as well!
~ 413 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/09/17  

The Science of Madness (1520.09.01): Oranaan switches from studying the anomalies directly to placing more emphasis on the madness they can cause. (Supporters Only!)
~ 341 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 10/22/14  

Story Time in Torn World (1520.09.13): Children in different parts of the world ask for exciting stories of the dangers they may face as adults.
~ 813 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/28/13  

An Hour's Worth of History (1520.09.14): A Mayaloi teacher and her student reflect on teaching and tourists as they wait to give tours of the Rainbow Rainforest.
~ 633 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 03/10/11  

The Wrong Kind of Snow (1520.09.27): Explorers find something unexpected in the snow.
~ 2241 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/13/08  

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Out of Steam, Part 1 (1520.09.27): Malaamig finds the source of the 'smoke' he spotted.
~ 1504 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/04/13  

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Moon Blossom Ritual (1520.09.28): Ressa witnesses a rite of passage.
~ 562 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/20/12  

Out of Steam, Part 2 (1520.09.29): Malaamig thinks he's dreaming when the woman walks out of the steam...
~ 1623 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/11/13  

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Out of Steam, Part 3 (1520.09.29): Malaamig's long journey and hot soak have taken their toll.
~ 878 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/18/13  

Out of Steam, Part 4 (1520.09.29): Malaamig meets more of the northern people.
~ 1655 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/25/13  

Breaking Trail, Part 1 (1520.09.29): The Notherners react to the newcomer.
~ 1442 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/01/13  

Breaking Trail, Part 2 (1520.09.30): Malaamig wakes in the strange northern village.
~ 1982 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/08/13  

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Breaking Trail, Part 3 (1520.09.30): Birka leads a party out to collect the remaining southern explorers.
~ 1498 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/15/13  

Holding Down the Camp (1520.09.30): Alone in their camp, Diren regrets their journey and fears for their future.
~ 1242 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/22/13  

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Fever Dreams (1520.09.30): Margaa's feverish dreams...
~ 1293 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/04/13  

Meetings in the Dark (1520.09.30): Birka's party gets to the southern camp - an arrival complicated by darkness!
~ 1811 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/29/13  

Milk in the Morning (1520.10.01): Birka and Malaamig exchange information.
~ 1338 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/10/13  

Waking in Strange Places (1520.10.01): Kativa interacts with the strangers from the south.
~ 1090 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/17/13  

At the Edges of the Maps, Part 1 (1520.10.02): Northerners look at southern maps for the first time.
~ 1570 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/24/13  

At the Edges of the Maps, Part 2 (1520.10.02): Birka wishes to go on a journey to the south... and she knows who she'd like to take with her!
~ 1725 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/01/13  

Kin and Ink (1520.10.05): Akaalekirth settles into her new life.
~ 1825 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Patron), Posted: 04/13/11  

A Handhold on Life (1520.10.09): Arremina got her climbing lessons--now there's a final exam. And then a race!
~ 0 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/26/10  

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Dusting Off the Green Speech (Part 2) (1520.10.09): Unafari helps plan the costumes for a Trefoil Dance performance.
~ 4242 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/05/12  

Believing (1520.10.10): A boy in the Empire finds it hard following different rules.
~ 96 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 12/13/10  

An Everything License (1520.10.11): Kivegei wants an everything license... but is his brother only teasing him?
~ 27 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 01/05/11  

Three To Go South (1520.10.11): Malaamig watches the Northerners decide who to send south.
~ 2174 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/07/13  

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With a Bow (1520.10.12): Oranya's skycat is more than a pet.
~ 234 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 10/02/14  

Chosen (1520.10.18): Tikite brings news of the people chosen to go south.
~ 1394 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/12/13  

These Heels Were Made for Bedding (1520.10.21): Olarali finds the perfect pair of shoes. (Supporters Only!)
~ 139 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 04/01/11  

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City of Lights Pt 3; Ithoi (1520.10.21): Denel has spent the last five years on the City of Lights project...
~ 3192 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/15/12  

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On Rails (1520.10.26): Ressa and Bai continue to be unwitting pawns in Jarl's manipulations.
~ 3495 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 09/16/11  

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Under Cover (1520.10.28): An agent of the Empire infiltrates a meeting of discontent cripples.
~ 1230 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/24/14  

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Beach Pictures (1521): Turanela makes mosaics for tourist cottages. (Supporters Only!)
~ 228 words, Created by: mikka (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/13/14  

Railplay, Pt 1 (1521.00.01): Bai shows up at the theatre alone - to find that he's not the only one who has been stood up for the evening!
~ 2415 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 09/29/11  

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Railplay, Pt 2 (1521.00.01): Bai escorts Ressa for the remainder of the play...
~ 1716 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 09/29/11  

It's the Little Things (1521.00.02): Olarali fumes.
~ 822 words, Created by: Edward Cammarota (Patron), Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 10/25/11  

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A Railmaster (1521.00.03): Ressa has second thoughts about her relationship with Yeff.
~ 2197 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 12/21/11  

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Derailed (1521.00.03): Ressa's late-night walk ends unexpectedly.
~ 572 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/06/12  

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Don't Say Murder (1521.00.04): A third railrage murder is found.
~ 524 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Posted: 01/10/12  

Off Rails (1521.00.04): Bai has an unexpected visitor while sorting his library.
~ 2876 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 04/17/12  

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Wrong Side of the Rails (1521.00.04): Ressa wakes to grim news. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2304 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 07/11/12  

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Railcaged (1521.00.04): Bai has to tell Ressa about the statement he's made... (Supporters Only!)
~ 1275 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 08/28/12  

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Closing the Score (1521.01.01): Musical restrictions are not popular in the Empire.
~ 157 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 08/21/14  

Blackrail (1521.01.06): Jarl sends his first blackmail demand to Bai. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2116 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 09/17/12  

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Working for It (1521.01.11): An odd girl comes into Rai's shop. (Supporters Only!)
~ 570 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/29/13  

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A Working Model (1521.01.15): Oranaan wanted a working model... (Supporters Only!)
~ 60 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/04/13  

Railfashions Part 1 (1521.01.19): Bai gives a speech at his sister's charity ball and helps her collect donations... and one comes from an unexpected source. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1320 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 10/31/12  

Railfashions Part 2 (1521.01.19): Ressa navigates Alikara's party - and finds that her donation has made her a person of interest to Bai's sister. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1610 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 11/12/12  

Railfashions Part 3 (1521.01.19): Bai and Ressa play a duet. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1232 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 11/21/12  

Railfashions Part 4 (1521.01.19): A kiss and a confession... (Supporters Only!)
~ 880 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 11/29/12  

Railfashions Part 5 (1521.01.20): Alikara's party winds to an unexpected end. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1332 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 12/05/12  

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The Shaman and the Scientist (1521.01.21): Oranaan invited Rai-Kunabei to Affamarg to see if her experiences in the mountains can shed any light on the anomalies. She arrived with little idea what to expect.
~ 3047 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 03/30/15  

Jumping the Rails Part 1 (1521.01.23): Ressa gets more bad news. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1196 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 12/10/12  

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Jumping the Rails Part 2 (1521.01.23): A betrayal. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1064 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 12/17/12  

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Following the Rails (1521.01.25): Rai and Bai consider the evidence they've been gathering. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1368 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/04/13  

Railbrakes (1521.01.28): A test of wills... and a guess. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1395 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/08/13  

Rail Betrayal (1521.01.28): A friend brings Bai disturbing evidence. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1113 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/11/13  

Safety Rails Part 1 (1521.01.28): Ressa finds the courage to tell Bai about his friend's betrayal... and discovers that Urti got there first. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1187 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/14/13  

Safety Rails Part 2 (1521.01.28): Who could Bai believe? (Supporters Only!)
~ 1305 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/18/13  

End of the Rails Part 1 (1521.02.01): Ressa and Bai plot their next step... and are interrupted by a summons. (Supporters Only!)
~ 822 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/21/13  

End of the Rails Part 2 (1521.02.01): Ressa is escorted to the Monitors Office... (Supporters Only!)
~ 1514 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/25/13  

Ressa's Reading Part 1 (1521.02.03): 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.
~ 1537 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Editor), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/26/15  

Ressa's Reading Part 2 (1521.02.03): Rai-Kunabei gives Ressa a reading in the park, which isn't as frivolous as Ressa had originally hoped.
~ 1869 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Editor), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 11/03/15  

End of the Rails Part 3 (1521.02.04): An ending... for now. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1124 words, Created by: Elva Birch (Writer), Posted: 01/30/13  

The Smell of Sunset (1521.02.11): Nleimen tests a new color of paint.
~ 315 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 12/11/12  

Scheming a Friendship (1521.02.24): Olyen goes looking for a useful friendship.
~ 517 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/25/14  

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Ressa Knows (1521.04.04): Ressa knows she can't have what she wants... (Supporters Only!)
~ 176 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/24/14  

Bai Knows Better (1521.04.04): Bai wants what he can't have, even though he knows better. (Supporters Only!)
~ 182 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/10/14  

Off the Clock (1521.05.10): Ressa enjoys an evening alone.
~ 148 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 04/27/15  

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Homesick! (future): A Northerner walks through a Southern town.
~ 167 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 01/20/10  

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Small Changes (historical): An Ibabesh matriarch contemplates the changes in her times.
~ 424 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Posted: 02/22/10  

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Skycat and Woodpecker Make A Bet (myth): In the south, in and around the Riilass swamps, there are a species of cats who have gliding "wings" much like flying squirrels, referred to locally as skycats. This is one of the stories of the mythical Skycat's adventures.
~ 13 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/14/10  

Alligator (myth): It is the custom in the Riilass Swamps to dance on the Summer Solstice. But for some reason, no one wants to dance with Alligator.
~ 48 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Posted: 02/10/10  

Birash and Darash (myth): In the Breida mountains, there is a series of tales about of two siblings, twins, Birash and Darash, who came out of the womb pulling each otherís hair. There's more to the tale, of course.
~ 43 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Valerie Joanne Higgins (Inspiration), Posted: 03/04/10  

The Bird Festival (myth): In this Southern myth Rockhopper, Furbird, and Scythebeak go to the Bird Festival.
~ 1194 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/12/10  

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Kasiikar (myth): The dog-loving Yasiluu have their own mythology describing why the two smaller moons precede and follow the large moon in Torn World's sky.
~ 160 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/06/10  

The Hammer That Remembered Hands (myth): A talking hammer teaches manners. (Supporters Only!)
~ 535 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/29/10  

The Acorn Coat (myth): In this Southern fable, Father Bear finds food for his family. (Supporters Only!)
~ 487 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/01/10  

Skycat Invents Gambling (Myth): Skycat was hungry, and it was all Alligator's fault, for having so very many hungry children. But can she trick Alligator into fishing for her? (Supporters Only!)
~ 1542 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/21/11  

How Skycat Got Her Wings (myth): Long ago, in the beginning of time, all the animals lived together, but Skycat was just a regular land cat then, and had not yet learned to glide through the trees.
~ 1689 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 06/11/12  

How Skycat Got Her Name (myth/poem): Chasing butterflies leads to an adventure.
~ 592 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/11/12  

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Blink birds (poem): Blink birds are funny animals!
~ 0 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Rhiannon Rose (Inspiration), Posted: 02/19/10  

The Cost of Tears (poem): Duty is important, and when you let people down, the cost is high.
~ 133 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Toni Sturtevant (Patron), Posted: 02/23/10  

Bathing a Skycat (poem): A poem about bathing a skycat.
~ 448 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 02/17/10  

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Three Red Feathers (poem): A Southern poem about love tokens.
~ 90 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/08/10  

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Got to Have a License (poem): A children's rhyme. Heard on the streets of Affamarg and other Empire cities.
~ 18 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Ally Loughrin (Patron), Posted: 03/23/10  

I Want Wings (poem): A poem in which a Southerner dreams of heavier-than-air flight. (Supporters Only!)
~ 94 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/13/10  

A Torn World Cinquain (poem): Cinquain written for #poetwist on Twitter
~ 16 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 04/05/10  

Digging Up The Sky (poem): A poem about time crystal miners
~ 75 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 05/18/10  

A License to Travel (poem): A Southern woman speaks her love of books.
~ 118 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/19/10  

A Strange Shade of Blue (poem): A Duurludirj poem about violent waves. (Supporters Only!)
~ 101 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/22/10  

Dance to the Moons (poem): Bawdy doggerel unofficially advertising the pleasures available in Affanumuur. (Supporters Only!)
~ 10 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 09/20/10  

At the Gate (poem): This cute piece of propaganda helps citizens understand why the Empire limits travel and certain types of shipping.
~ 53 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/24/10  

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The Colors of Science (poem): Scientists' official robes are bright colored and intended to inspire respect, so naturally, some wit had to write a rhyme about the shortcomings of the people wearing them.
~ 4 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/25/10  

Beju's Sweetshop (poem):
~ 180 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 06/11/10  

First Touch (poem):
~ 117 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 06/23/10  

Puppetstrings (poem): He is the puppet master! Master of all!
~ 74 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/25/10  

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Shliiritiri (poem): Since menís deeds left us all bereft ...women shall hold All Thatís Left
~ 1 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/13/10  

Dreamskating (poem): Southern poets speak about the perilous allure of dreamers liquor.
~ 145 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 12/22/10  

Eyes of Sea and Hair of Night (poem): A poem about a myth of the Sea and Moon (Supporters Only!)
~ 0 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Editor), Posted: 02/28/11  

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In Natural Time (poem): An impending death prompts a gift.
~ 100 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Editor), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/07/11  

The Archivist's Eye (Poem): Unafari sees the world in a series of details that point to various conclusions.
~ 124 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Patron), Ellen Million (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/15/11  

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Invincible Wisdom (poem): A librarian's role is to preserve history, even in the face of opposition. (poem)
~ 336 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/04/11  

The Sugar Mouse (Poem): A surreal poem leads to the advent of a new confection.
~ 82 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/20/11  

The Weight of Words (poem): A tongue-in-cheek theory of why the Upheaval happened. (Supporters Only!)
~ 4 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 03/24/11  

Shrine of the Stone Lions (Poem): Little remains of a lost culture before the Empire, save for a mysterious shrine.
~ 195 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 03/30/11  

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Steam Power (Poem): A tile poem talks about steam power in the Empire.
~ 28 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), mikka (Patron), Posted: 06/27/11  

Surprises At Sea (poem): Sailing in the oceans of Torn World is dangerous; you never know what you'll come across once you're out of view of the continent. (Supporters Only!)
~ 271 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/03/11  

The Sea Calls, How Can We Not Answer? (poem): This is a traditional poem of the Duurludirj people, embodying their relationship to the sea, with all of "her" beauty, bounty, and danger. (Supporters Only!)
~ 166 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/20/11  

Grandma Loved the Sea (Poem): This traditional Irfai tale features their cultural appreciation for hyperbole and hints at their tendency to look at fighting sea monsters as a hero's quest. (Supporters Only!)
~ 304 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/26/11  

Seafoam Fashions (Poem): Seafoam is the fashion color.
~ 63 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 06/15/12  

The Shipwright's Song (poem): A shipwright sings of pride in workmanship. (2012 Rhysling nominee!)
~ 103 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/06/12  

Jewels of the Oceans (poem): A poem about jellyriggers.
~ 37 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/29/11  

Rhubarb Song (Poem): A Southern folk song celebrates rhubarb.
~ 79 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Other), Posted: 07/19/11  

Colorless (Poem): In the Empire, strange things happen, and people whisper of ghosts.
~ 67 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Posted: 08/08/11  

Hide Away (Poem): When strangers tramp through the Rainbow Rainforest, the tribespeople must hide. (Supporters Only!)
~ 78 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 04/13/12  

The Ibabesh Bridge (Poem): This poem praises the Ibabesh Bridge over all other bridges in the Empire. (Supporters Only!)
~ 173 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Posted: 08/15/11  

Scrimshaw (Poem): Warsailors carve bone and ivory to pass the time. (Supporters Only!)
~ 98 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 08/26/11  

Bitter Herbs (Poem): This Southern poem lists medicinal herbs and their uses. (Supporters Only!)
~ 106 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 05/14/12  

Storm Season (Poem): The Duurludirj people prepare for fierce weather.
~ 104 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 09/12/11  

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On the Road to Inoram (Poem): A student travels to the university. (Supporters Only!)
~ 91 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 09/14/11  

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An Irfai Lullabye (poem): A lullaby for a Irfai baby.
~ 148 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/19/11  

Pull Your Ropes (Poem): Duurludirj sailors prepare for a storm.
~ 75 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 09/26/11  

Jugglers (Poem): This song advertises an open performance outside an Entertainment Guild, with novice and expert jugglers. (Supporters Only!)
~ 82 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 10/05/11  

The Majestic View (Poem): The City of Lights promotes a scenic attraction.
~ 69 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 10/03/11  

Thunder Stones (poem): The mysterious Thunder Stones are found in the Crystal Desert. (Supporters Only!)
~ 56 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 11/07/11  

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Inner Worlds and Anomalies (poem):
~ 81 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 11/28/11  

Advice for a Young Carnal Guild Worker (poem): Although Olarali wrote this tune, she is no longer fond of it, so the novices in her House take joy in singing or humming it from time to time. (Supporters Only!)
~ 259 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Other), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/31/12  

Something Big Is Coming (poem): Big travelers make a big impression!
~ 14 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/13/12  

The Hearsay Cafe (poem): The Empire thrives on gossip as much as official news.
~ 134 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Posted: 04/07/12  

The Colors of the Rainbow (poem): The Rainbow Rainforest is home to many exotic flowers.
~ 179 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), PeggyB (Inspiration), Posted: 07/09/12  

The Unicorn Surprise (Poem): Glifai children tell stories about the mythical Unicorn. (Supporters Only!)
~ 101 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Posted: 05/18/12  

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Nutterjell (Poem): Nuttery Grubs and Grapejellies go together! (Supporters Only!)
~ 87 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/30/12  

Imalye Fotolyi (poem): Compare two different views of the historic figure Imalye.
~ 240 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/03/12  

The Hues of His Days (poem): Rijorl leaves his long-loved home in the Rainbow Rainforest, and sees the Empire with a new perspective.
~ 114 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/31/12  

The Bristly Snake (poem): This poem is a teaching poem, telling how to recognize an unusual creature whose venom is deadly to mammals.
~ 92 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Editor), Posted: 06/04/12  

Cabin Boy Fun (poem): A little sing-song about visiting a younger man for temptations.
~ 158 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 05/17/12  

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Serpent Skin (poem): A shape poem. (Supporters Only!)
~ 70 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/21/12  

Now That They Have Come To This (Poem): Beachcombing in the Rockfangs reveals the aftermath of battle.
~ 78 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/30/12  

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A Purple Monster (Poem): A Duurludirj village has an encounter while heading out to sea.
~ 92 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Patron), Posted: 05/24/12  

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A Whole New Kind of Beauty (Poem): A warsailor talks about aspects of beauty.
~ 111 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Patron), Posted: 05/29/12  

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Patterns in the Grass (Poem): Feral horses are always alert for danger. (Supporters Only!)
~ 80 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 11/16/12  

Birds of War (Poem): Roluman cavalry used giant flightless birds as mounts.
~ 179 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/26/12  

Changes in the Wind (Poem): When barriers fall, that can affect the weather. (Supporters Only!)
~ 59 words, Created by: PeggyB (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/17/12  

The Urge to Fly (Poem): Flying is risky business. (Supporters Only!)
~ 91 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 08/29/12  

Camping on the Lost Road (Poem): The Lost Road is an important landmark.
~ 76 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Patron), Posted: 09/13/12  

Neighboring Attractions (Poem): When barriers fall, ecosystems meet. (Supporters Only!)
~ 61 words, Created by: mikka (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 11/01/12  

The Widow-Keeper's Lullaby (Poem): A widow-keeper sings to a pregnant woman.
~ 63 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 09/04/12  

Starfall in Red and Blue Time (Poem): Blinkbirds peck time crystals out of the sky. (Supporters Only!)
~ 57 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 08/24/12  

A Timely Gift (Poem): A gift proves to be more than it seems. (Supporters Only!)
~ 75 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 09/20/12  

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Sundering Sunlight (poem): Mraffuu is eccentric but amusing, so the guards tolerate him sewing twists of wire to his underclothes to ward off danger in a time crystal mine.
~ 188 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/23/12  

Of People and Colors (poem): The Empire meets strange-colored cultures...
~ 144 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 12/06/12  

The Charity Wall (Poem): The Ruined Port on Stone Island has an interesting attraction. (Supporters Only!)
~ 62 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 11/14/12  

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Breeding the Perfect Fighter (Poem): Half-legs resemble centipedes and are used as illicit entertainment in the Empire.
~ 166 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 11/19/12  

Getting the License (poem): Sromaffo works to get his alcohol license. (Supporters Only!)
~ 111 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/10/13  

Moon-slight (poem): A shape-poem.
~ 21 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/26/13  

Seven Things Not to Do With a Steam Engine (poem): "Don't roll the steam engine down the stairs!" Mother says. (Supporters Only!)
~ 404 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Posted: 01/24/13  

Friendly Whispers (poem): They say some people can hear ghosts.
~ 79 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Kayleigh Webb (Patron), Posted: 02/25/13  

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Leaves in Passage (Poem): You don't need a license to travel in the rainforest.
~ 163 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/15/13  

Yaimav and the Wary Wary Bird (poem): This is a bit of Slunai history (or legend) about the sundered times.
~ 370 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/01/13  

Something Bigger and Hungrier (Poem): The crew of the Honeybeam have a sea monster encounter. (Supporters Only!)
~ 113 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 05/28/13  

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A Clever Jab (Poem): Hunting harpoon snails is risky but rewarding. (Supporters Only!)
~ 85 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), PeggyB (Inspiration), Posted: 05/31/13  

Seashore Superstitions (Poem): Even science minded people have some superstitions.
~ 147 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 05/27/13  

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The Memory Box (poem): He was looking for something to keep her hair in...
~ 136 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/23/13  

Summer Wine (poem): Duurludirj wine is sweet but potent. (Supporters Only!)
~ 141 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 12/23/13  

Rainforest Delicacies (Poem): Not everything is as it seems in the Rainbow Rainforest.
~ 89 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 05/09/14  

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Learning to Breathe the Clear Mountain Air (poem): No-gender people often move to Affabreidalam. (Supporters Only!)
~ 220 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 06/06/14  

The Smartarm Strikes (poem): A shape poem. (Supporters Only!)
~ 46 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/27/14  

Beneath The Shell (poem): A shape poem. (Supporters Only!)
~ 0 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/15/14  

Sea Monsters Skipping Song (poem): A rhyme about the sea monsters of Torn World.
~ 147 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/29/14  

Pearls Before Time (Poem): Duurludirj pearl divers have remarkable skills.
~ 153 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 08/27/14  

Fog in the Morning (poem): A silly short poem about morning tea.
~ 13 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 05/21/16  

Tokens, Time, and Fire (poem): A revolution poem. (Supporters Only!)
~ 101 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Kir Talmage (Inspiration), Posted: 04/27/17  

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To Ride Death (poem): 'Death' means different things in different cultures.
~ 122 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 05/03/17  

Smartarm Dance (poem): It's important to know the basics of fighting sea monsters, but the children of Tifijimi are just glad to be having fun.
~ 98 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/15/17  

Divisible History (poem): A Roluma view of some pieces of Empire history. (Supporters Only!)
~ 377 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 10/09/17  

Anomalous Test Results (poetry): Oranaan investigates Anomalies.
~ 287 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 06/14/17  

This Infinite Light (poetry): A poem about a candle in a time crystal setting.
~ 35 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 04/18/17  

Only the Messenger (poetry): Tarrevalen writes propaganda for the Empire.
~ 143 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/21/17  

Kairbu's Treasure (poetry): Treasure isn't always measured in cash or tokens.
~ 400 words, Created by: Jenny Heidewald (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 08/29/17  

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