Saturday, September 23, 2006

All alone...

Entering the first gate she came to had led Daelia directly into the southern district, just as Finneas had said it would; but now she had to find a specific street and she was beginning to despair. Each house, each street looked exactly alike. It would be far easier if I was in the forest; this city is like a maze.

Looking above the rooftops, she could see that the sun was beginning to set, casting an orange glow over the buildings that surrounded her. Though she had wanted to avoid talking to people on the street, she realized she needed help. Seeing a bent-over old man standing near the corner of a dreary looking home, she stopped to ask directions.

“Could you tell me where I can find Leiden Street, sir?” she asked as the old man openly stared at her clothing and bow curiously.

Only after she had repeated her question more loudly did he respond by shrugging his shoulders and walking away.

Suddenly, Daelia felt more alone that she had ever felt in her life.


Chapter 3 of "Daelia" is up!


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