• Above The Clouds – Chapter 3

    A Meeting with Guildfather Kara trudged through the camp, carrying a jug that needed to be filled with water for the hut. The evening air was still hot, making the jug feel heavier than it was. The well was not far from her hut and she could see it in the distance. She saw the…

  • Above The Clouds – Chapter 2

    Someday Kara closes her eyes and tries to remember her mother. She can picture her because she looks soft and brown like all mothers, but the things that made her Kara’s mother are missing. She cannot find her voice, smile, or smell. These memories are missing because Kara was taken from her home younger than…

  • Above The Clouds – Chapter 1

    Ascent Faithful Jin pads his way across the camp to the balloonists’ quarters. He pushes strips of hanging door aside, feeling the cascade of scales scitter-scatter across his arm. A half dozen boys sleep huddled together inside. He pauses for a moment and when none stir, he steps into the oblong hut. Walking with soft…

  • Above The Clouds

    Above The Clouds is a novella in the YA genre that follows the story of Kara and Jin as they escape their life in the gas fisher fleet and disappear into the grasslands on a quest to meet Starholder and ascend above the clouds. The work is notable in that it was published in 2043, twenty-five years…