Dragonstone 01"Now, that's all you have time to hear from me, young lady," the old storyteller said to his audience, a girl of roughly seventeen years. "It's about time you were getting back to bed."
"But, Mr Arag, I asked for something to help me fall asleep, not a story," Ellin reminded him.
"Did you? Hmm, I must be getting muddled again. Maybe you reminded me of my little one asking for a bedtime story, eh?" He winked at her, and smiled, and Ellin couldn't help but smile back.
"Please, sir, do you have something - besides a story - to help me sleep?" she asked again.
"Oh, alright," the old man sighed. He stood up from his chair and disappeared into the other room, then came back a moment later holding something tiny in his cupped hand. Ellin held out her hand and he dropped a little pill into it. It was white and perfectly round, and only about the size of Ellin's littlest fingernail.
"This should do it," said Mr Arag, with a kindly smile.
"Thank you, sir."
Ellin moved to put the pill in her mout
Dragonstone Teaser"Long, long ago, the great race of dragons ruled these lands. A magnificent race, they were unrivaled in strength, beauty, and intelligence. They were unrivaled in their glory. But this was not to last.
"Many attempts had been made to slay dragons, or to use their power for dark purposes. All failed, until one sorceress, whose name has been lost to time, discovered a way to steal the power of all dragons for herself. The dragons rapidly disappeared as her powers grew, and nothing of the great beasts was left behind. Any fool who dared to stand against her was instantly destroyed, and all too soon every last dragon was gone. All that remained of them was a single, tiny egg, which somehow eluded the witch - for once she had the egg, she would become all-powerful. Yet it was from this egg that the great Eldivir gained the power to stop her."
lifeHow often do you stop
and simply stand there
watching the world go by?
See how fast the clouds fly in the wind.
Listen to the trickle (or the roar) of running water.
Inhale the scents of the world around you.
Feel the turn of the Earth beneath your feet.
(it really is amazing that we don't just fall off)
Close your eyes and fall back through space and time.
Open them again and take a good long look at the stars.
(find as many constellations as you can)
Climb a tree.
Let your imagination run wild.
(open your mind so wide you forget yourself)
Dance to the music that isn't there,
the song of the universe.
Drift away on the invisible melody,
traveling at the speed of dreams.
(dreams travel faster than light, you know)
Then come back to yourself
and remember what it feels like to be alive.