Gelasa Bark

Meristo enters the office and closes the door behind him. “Miyara, I’ll take on handling the front on my own if you need to finish the accounting today,” he says without preamble. “But please tell Taseino to go home.” His expression is uncharacteristically serious, and I frown, already rising. “He looked fine earlier.” “I thought … More Gelasa Bark

Ever Starbloom

It takes me a few minutes to break through this customer’s brittle shell of courtesy, but at last the reason for the almost tangible cloud of sadness surrounding her erupts out. “I’m just so tired all the time,” she confesses miserably. “I don’t even like what I’m doing, but I don’t have the option of … More Ever Starbloom

Shaved Sagehorn

This week’s interlude is a bit longer than usual in order to answer a question left in the comments of Sunshine Pods: “…does Talmeri’s do mail order?” The short answer is regrettably not. The long answer explaining the reasons is below.   I arrive at the tea shop early, asking Lorwyn as I come in … More Shaved Sagehorn