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Chapter 2 of Gravity’s Revenge

Chapter 2 The Skyway The girl let loose a hissing gasp. The fox squeaked. Hiresha felt her own insides shift forward and down as the magic reoriented her to the side of the cliff. To her, the moment of disorientation felt like coming home. More concerning to her was the cold. She felt it at … Read more

Chapter 3 Mind’s Gate Hiresha locked eyes with the woman dropping to her death. Her brows arched up a narrow forehead, pale lips puckered in a circle, eyes popping, the tip of her nose nipped red. She looked surprised but also questioning, as if begging Hiresha to know why, for what reason she had come … Read more

Chapter 4 of Gravity’s Revenge

Chapter 4 Academy Plateau “Chancellor?” Hiresha turned to regard the elder enchantress. With a long neck and a narrow face, the approaching woman resembled a worm wearing a wig. The chancellor’s lavish black braids were decked with gold beads, and kohl paint shaded her eyes after the fashion of the Oasis Empire’s capital. The chancellor’s … Read more

Chapter 5 of Gravity’s Revenge

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Chapter 5 of Gravity’s Revenge

Chapter 5 The Grindstone Hiresha opened the door of the lecture room to find Minna already close to tears. Another novice was taunting the girl. The heckler seemed too engrossed in her sport to notice the inrush of the enchantress’s gowns through the doorway. “…nomad men all wear veils. Are you a shiftless nomad? Are … Read more

Chapter 6 of Gravity’s Revenge

Chapter 6 Lark’s Hall Hiresha was walking down a wall when she thought she heard someone whisper her name. An itching sensation ran over her back to her chest, and she kneaded the fingers of one hand through her gloves, feeling the concealed jewels there that she had imbedded into her skin. A pool of … Read more

Chapter 7 of Gravity’s Revenge

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Chapter 7 The Crystal Ballroom Hiresha’s breath frosted a glittering blue. The night was too cold for snow, but the powder that had already fallen crackled under her feet. The Waterfly River will freeze tonight. Yet she did not feel the pain of the chill. A tingling numbness flowed up her arm where she touched … Read more

Chapter 8 of Gravity’s Revenge

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Chapter 8 Dream Laboratory If only I could sleep for three days straight, Hiresha had often thought over the years, then I’ll free myself of this weight of fatigue. I’ll be cured, awake, and wide-eyed as the other girls. Once, she had tried it. After gaining her first enchantress gown she had received a windfall … Read more

Chapter 9 of Gravity’s Revenge

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Chapter 9 of Gravity’s Revenge

Chapter 9 Ceiling of Elders Enchantresses craned their necks to watch the elders ascend on six wallways, black and white paths leading between columns of blue marble. Each elder enchantress towed a train of gowns. The ceremonial dresses were woven into each other, Lightened so they swayed and shifted behind the elders like multicolored tails … Read more

Chapter 10 of Gravity’s Revenge

Chapter 10 Spire of Magical History Hiresha worried that Fos would soon be making his way along the Skyway for his night watch. I must warn the spellswords in the Blade and spare him that danger. With the rector in a state of shock, the dean stayed to supervise the evacuation of all the women … Read more

Chapter 11 of Gravity’s Revenge

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Chapter 11 of Gravity’s Revenge

Chapter 11 Threshold of Stone A gust lifted the stranger’s hair into a halo of black, crusted at the edges with frost. She raised one hand. Her fingertips and palm shone white. Her eyes pulsed once with the same moonlight glow. Hiresha could hear her calm words through the aural tunnel connecting to the outside … Read more