Wednesday, 17 April 2013


by John Xero

Our story is told in many ways, on many worlds. It begins at the very beginning, where few stories truly do. It begins with light, and darkness.

There was a master, and there were slaves.

The slaves rose up, and we lost. Or we won. We were cast down, or we departed. The story is told in many ways.

The way I remember it, we took dominion over fire. A billion fires lit in the old master's corpse.

We invited every rebel to join us. And we made worlds for all, that they might share our fire and our freedom.

Author bio: They say that history is written by the victors. It is no great coincidence that the larger part of the word is 'story'. John Xero is a storyteller, and who is to say what portion of his stories are true...


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    1. Something like that, anyway... ;)

      Thanks, Pete. =)

  2. They sound friendly enough, if you're of the right class.

    1. Oh, they welcome anyone, I think. They just have a bit of a problem with authority... ;)

  3. The third paragraph cinches it. Lovely execution.