From the tea brewing counter I see Iskielo struggling with a customer order, and as I make my way slowly to intercept, listening in to identify the problem, it’s clear: this is a customer who knows enough to know what questions to ask, and Iskielo has been left floundering to satisfy her now that her … More Morlsbane Sap
I wake with the birds and stare, disoriented, at a ceiling that is not covered by mosaic depiction of the three great spirits of the world. Instead it’s plain and white. I look around, see the line of trees outside the window. This is not my view, and yet, now it seems to be. I … More A Coup of Tea: Chapter 4 (introduction)
Lorwyn borrows an umbrella from the shop and loans me her coat. It’s far too big for me, but, in her words, “It’s not as if you could look more bedraggled.” I’m too grateful for the additional warmth to care what image I present, and Lorwyn isn’t concerned that my appearance will adversely affect her ability to … More A Coup of Tea: Chapter 3 (introduction)
I startle awake to hands shoving me roughly. “Hey, grace, where’s your ticket?” someone is asking. I blink rapidly into the face of a conductor. “I’m sorry?” I respond automatically, while part of my brain wonders if I have ever been addressed as “grace,” a common address of respect, rather than “highness.” “Where’s your ticket?” … More A Coup of Tea: Chapter 2 (introduction)
It’s finally time! I’m excited to launch TEA PRINCESS CHRONICLES, and I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions about the story, project, or anything else, you can reach me at tea.princess.chronicles [at] gmail [dot] com. Please read on for Chapter 1!