I sat near the stall where they sold jade jewelry, waiting for Hestan to finish buying a years worth of magnolia tea from the stall across the way. I lifted my delicate umbrella to sheild me from the blazing sun overhead. I looked up at the gorgeous architecture perched above me. I loved China. The elegant sweep of each roof enraptured me. When i asked why they were like that, the woman told me that evil spirits could only travel in straight lines, so it could ward them off. Hestan walked toward me, his bag stuffed with 5 sealed jars of tea. "You know we don't drink that much tea." i said. Then, a simple woman pointed to the sky, gaping. We saw a dark cloud sweep across the sky, blocking out all the light


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Galen almost 11 years ago

Wow! Well, welcome! We're glad to have you. :)

Gone Awry almost 11 years ago

Thanks! Your stories are awesome too!

Galen almost 11 years ago

I love the anecdote about the evil spirits. I feel like many of your stories need a 7th (or a 70th?) minute. Do you post these elsewhere? I'd love to read the trees these seeds produce. :)

Gone Awry almost 11 years ago

Thanks. No, i don't post elsewhere. Actually, this is the first site i've ever posted my work on.

Gone Awry (joined almost 11 years ago)

I have been many places, seen many things, been many things as well, but what I shall never stop being, is a writer, a traveler of dreams and the human soul. My name is none of your concern. Call me anything or nothing; I may not answer to anything, or answer to everything.

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