“How much will you ponder upon it?” the old archivist pushed the book in front of the young mage. “So, will you have it or not?”
“That is no easy question. On the one hand, I will take this book and fulfil a destiny. On the other…” his eyes lingered on the heavy leather cover. “I have seen where this could lead. Cities turning upside down, lamp lights becoming pyres, seas falling from the skies…”
“So you’ve seen it. Does it mean it will happen?”
The mage touched a page, felt the earth shudder beneath him.
“It has already begun.”
Author bio: J.S. Myth is an author and a theatre director preoccupied with the interdisciplinary value of art. She perceives fantasy as being intertwined with reality and she believes in the importance of artistic expression in the process of changing the world.
Catalyst is part of 101 Fiction issue 24.