Posts tagged ‘birds’

September 15, 2013

Faith in Wings

by Gaston Prereth

Unfortunately I’ve been with out the internet for a few weeks, which was why I was not able to post last Saturday and why I’m bringing you a story a day late this week. I will continue The Sharp Giants as soon as possible, but for now please enjoy a story that was previously posted on my own blog. I apologise for those who are following The Sharp Giants as I know I’ve been keeping you waiting for sometime now for the story to continue. I will endeavour to return to regular weekly postings for that story until its conclusion.


Falfurth arched his back, his hands firmly grasping his hips as he felt his vertebra slowly ease.  He hated the long journeys on the sleeper train.  The beds were hard and uncomfortable and the lack of overhead room always ensured he had to lie flat rather than prop up his back with a pillow, as he usually did.  Why did they need to talk to him today? If they’d given him more time he could have waited for the biweekly shuttle to take him to the capital, but they had insisted he arrive as soon as possible.  So he had jumped on the first express train he could and had spent the night lying awake in the unforgiving little cubbyhole the train operators had the gall to call a bed.

A man in his position forced to travel with lesser people, it was almost too much to bare. Of course, things had been different lately, the classes were forever getting blurred.  Movements such as the ‘pro rights for ground dwellers’ had been causing unrest on the political scene. Apparently, according to their propaganda,  it wasn’t enough to be born better than everyone else these days, you had to earn your rightful place instead. 

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