Mahao Bay was a quiet place, despite the many tourists wandering about. The smell of the salty sea, combined with the alluring aroma of the flowers made the air intoxicating. On the sandy beach, various locals were performing with flaming torches, doing some dangerous and daring tricks. Emilia and Max were walking among the crowd, … Continue reading “Chapter 9: Checkpoint”
Hi! I am Elijah and I am exhausted! It all started a few months ago, when I was hired by none other than Queen Fairytale, the monarch of the Land of Dreams. You might say 'there's no such thing as a Land of Dreams', and I couldn't blame you. It's not like it exists anywhere … Continue reading “Comedy Thursdays” Part 1: A Cook in the Land of Dreams
Emilia was reluctantly sipping her coffee. She and Max had stopped near the Forest of Benjamin, a small patch of green between Valedorn and their next stop. Max had been driving for a few hours now, avoiding the highways, as well as the roads with most traffic. Emilia had been silent since she'd waken up. Beneath … Continue reading “Chapter 8: An unlikely cooperation”
"You are fucking crazy, you know that? Kill myself!" Emilia protested and stood up. "You don't understand. You have to kill your counterpart, the Emilia of this timeline" Max replied calmly. "So I have to murder myself! How very reassuring!" "Two Emilias in this timeline will create a disturbance in Time itself. You are a stranger … Continue reading “Chapter 7: On The Run “
"How did you know... about this?" she asked, as Petersteel was sitting comfortably on her bed, his grin etched onto his face. She couldn't help but think he looked annoying. He took a deep breath, looked her in the eye, and started his narration. "As I explain in the letter, Hugh was hiding some things … Continue reading “Chapter 6: Second Chance”
(Note: what I'm about to discuss is based on how the system currently works in Greece. TLDR is: you study Literature -> you teach Literature -> ??? -> profit?) (Second note: I do NOT imply that teaching as a job is not important. What I'm saying is... well, read it and see for yourselves!) I've … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 19: Why are we needed?
Emilia slowly stood up, using the back of a chair to support her weight. She was still feeling nauseated. Aru was still by her side, wagging his tail happily as always. She reached for the switch and light filled the small hall. Her movements were sluggish, her vision blurry. She kept taking deep breaths. "I... … Continue reading “Chapter 5: The Second Break-In”
Emilia was now pacing up and down the room, with the vigilant eyes of Aru watching her every step. A cocktail of emotions was rushing inside her, sending various vibes all over her body. Thrill, excitement, fear, curiosity, all blended together inside her head. "A time machine... Hugh and Petersteel discovered this... the Government discovered … Continue reading “Chapter 4: A day back for Emilia Day”
Reality shows share a common trait: they are easy to digest. The audience is well aware of the fact that there is actually no conflict (save when it comes to the prize), and that most of the participants are playing roles. Now that I think of it, the term 'reality show' is misleading... They gained … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 15: The usefulness of reality shows.
Emilia finished reading the letter. She sat on the chair, breathing heavily. Tears were running down her eyes, yet it was not sadness that she felt. It was something inexplicable, something unknown to her. Hugh and Max Petersteel knew each other. They had discovered something together. And she never knew. He kept secrets from her. … Continue reading “Chapter 3: A Stubborn Watch”