The fast one who lived in the ocean had observed many humans through her long years. Always keeping her distance, she'd witnessed the bipedal species technological evolution. She'd watched their warfare, their harvesting methods. She'd watched humans playing on boats and on beaches, laughing and crying and fishing and building; and though she had beckoned to many humans over these hundreds of years, and though her forefathers had called out to many over thousands of years, not one human had ever
Fourteen-year old Ashton and his sister Autumn, younger by two years, should have drowned that day, a mile from the deserted windswept beach in Oregon where they gone to sail. But as they spiraled down in a whirlpool to certain death Ashton saw a bright white light, and in the blink of an eye, they were safe—rescued by something remarkable, or a fortuitous wave had ferried them right back to the
The next day, as Ashton thought about that light, wondering if he'd actually seen a large luminous hand under the tiny rowboat, he heard a whisper. In bed later that night he heard that same whisper...and again whilst cycling on the coast road: "Are you human. Are you aware?"
Shelfari edited the characters of Indigo Empyrean Friday, March 30, 2012.