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Jessica Cahill

Joined June 2009.

95 stories, 3 challenges, 418 comments, and 51 friends

Stories

  1. In Between Minds: Into the Beyond

    The net slipped away, each loss sharp and painful. Below me She howled Her abandonment, terror and rage tearing chunks of my consciousness apart in an effort to drag me back to a reality I did not want to face. Soon all I could hear was the maelstrom o...

  2. Ivy: Playing With Fire

    Dmitri bobbed his head to Phillips, grabbed my hand and tugged me from the room. I laughed as we nearly ran down several corridors before reaching his door. He looked back at me and I saw the first spark of hunger in his blue eyes. His hand still curle...

  3. In Between Minds: Separation Anxiety

    “A model for what exactly?” I asked aloud as I shot to my feet to begin pacing. On how to be the best you possible, came Natalya’s snarky retort. I heard echoes of bitterness and rolled my eyes. Well, actually, on how to be a complete...

  4. At the End of Things

    I knelt at the edge of the cliff and looked down into the maelstrom, just as I had knelt next to enraged elementals, deamon hunters and fallen kings. Power still sang in my veins, and the salt spray was sweet in my face. We had done it. Done the imposs...

  5. The War for Pinnacle Tower: United We Stand

    There’s no way you can win in a duel. But a thought occurs to you… “Shoot at him,” you ask Callis. He arches a brow, but does it. The arrow disappears in a shower of sparks while you whisper Words of Power. “IS THAT YOUR A...

  6. The War for Pinnacle Tower: Burden of Duty

    You watch as the remaining Dukesmen retreat and the mage who issued the challenge steps forward. Heart in your throat you know your duty. It is up to you to protect not only the 75th, but rest of the people in the city. Your opponent is older, stronger...

  7. In Between Minds: Truth in the Silence

    Foolish girl, Grandmother’s voice, without echo, sliced across my thoughts so cleanly that I flinched. But my daughter… Is safe enough for now. You will do her no good if you storm back to Camp 32 still broken. Please, believe me when I tel...

  8. The War for Pinnacle Tower: With Trust

    As you protect your soldiers, so do they protect you, says the memory of your teacher, Battlemage Ferlis. And with that, you decide to keep your attention focused on your duty and to trust the 75th to keep you safe. From behind you hear the twang of se...

  9. Only One

    Lightning poured through my veins, the pain of it exquisite. Identity fled and I simply existed in this moment, an instant eternity awash in amethyst. Then I fell gasping to my knees, my eyes trying to focus on the blood spattered there. His hand twist...

  10. The War for Pinnacle Tower: Save Yourself

    You panic and back away from the advancing Dukesmen, your shield failing as your concentration wavers. Words of Power call up a fireball and you hurl it at the enemy, only to see some of the 75th burn as well. Meanwhile, men holding the line suddenly f...

  11. The War for Pinnacle Tower: The 75th!

    If there are Dukesmen in the city, it’s nothing you can handle, so you decide to keep on toward the 75th. Finally you see them, gleaming in the sun. Major Callis waves you over and he says, “Shields up, we’ve got movement by the East ...

  12. The War for Pinnacle Tower

    “Listen up ladies! Your mommas ain’t here to wipe your noses. This is war!” Sgt. Ardale paced before your group of young battle mages, giving what he thought was a pep talk. “Now! Your job is to back up the infantry with cover s...

  13. A Gift of Forever

    The angel appeared in glory, brilliant white wings spread wide and dripping sunshine. Its beauty was so sharp, so perfect, I could not breathe, could not think except a small corner of me that wondered, why? I trembled as it came closer, small mews of ...

  14. Psychic Assault: Consequences

    Morgan floated within the bleeding corridors of her mind, mental anesthesia keeping her from dissolving into a creature made of pain. Are you there beloved? Rumor whispered. She struggled to whisper back, her mindvoice broken and distant, I did somethi...

  15. In Between Minds: The Cycle

    There were parts of the cycle that I was intimately familiar with. And a part of me was sad that I was neither surprised, nor horrified at the splashes of blood and bone that Grandmother smashed against my barriers. I returned in kind, my imagery fuele...

  16. In Between Minds: The Journey Begins

    I dreamed. Dr. Kozlov sat behind his desk talking to a little girl. She looked about five, with shifting green-blue eyes. He watched her a moment and said, “Valentina, why do we not leave the Camp?” She frowned and recited, “The outsi...

  17. In Between Minds: Respite

    Days passed and the simplicity and repetition of tending the garden became the backdrop for lessons in controlling my abilities. While I weeded, I spun my shields as thick as I could make them, muffling myself inside my own head. Hauling water I thinne...

  18. Moment in the Silence

    She knew the moment his body hit the ground. Tears welled in her eyes and she sighed with soft grief. Stories ended, naturally, abruptly, gently and if the moment was bitter sweet, still there was a sense of fulfillment. This was different. It was the ...

  19. Lessons in Moonlight

    When the man beneath the stands looked up the Lady of the Fair Isle was there, smiling. He gasped and stepped back, hands held up in warding. She tilted her head, her changeable eyes gentle and wise. “Be at peace,” she said, her voice silke...

  20. Lady of the Fair Isle

    She arrived with the gloaming, wreathed by the rising moon’s first silver. Barefoot, only the whisper of her deep green robes betrayed her measured step as she gained the competitor’s ring. Above her, a trio of ravens filled the sky with ra...

  21. Psychic Assault: Limits

    Morgan took a breath, still ringing in the sudden silence inside her bubble shield. Her mind torn along now familiar paths, she had access to greater portions of her talents and a well of raw power. The voice continued to laugh, How long can you keep t...

  22. In Between Minds: Lesson Plan

    My companion and teacher was a small woman who spoke in squeaky stutters. She showed me which plants were weeds to pull, how to water the different crops and how to collect lady bugs to help keep pests away. I struggled with impatience, watching the wo...

  23. In Between Minds: Penance

    Yulia smiled and held out her hand. I hesitated, then took it, unprepared for the jolt of connection that came with it. Feeling comfort and reassurance from her and dimly from others, I instinctively reached for them only to discover my reach blunted. ...

  24. In the Garden: Heart of the Rose IV

    She smiled, “I think I should like that.” Into the night Edwin and Angelica talked and made love. Ever the teacher, he pressed her for answers, making her put into words her newly found abilities. She resisted, craving a return to that mome...

  25. In the Garden: Heart of the Rose III

    Angelica stretched, her body still singing with the heady mixture of magic and sex. She felt good, better than…finally alive and whole. Turning, she found Magister Edwin Phillips watching her with calm, curious eyes. “I don’t know, re...

  26. In the Garden: Heart of the Rose II

    Magic coursed through Angelica’s body, painfully lengthening her limbs, changing her proportions. She gasped and tightened her fingers around Phillips’. He leaned back, his eyes losing focus as he watched her with inner senses. Green and go...

  27. In the Garden: Heart of the Rose I

    “Angelica, it’s been two years and you have yet to manifest a single ability. I think we both know the time has come,” Magister Phillips said. “So, you’re kicking me out?” Angelica asked. The Magister sighed and lean...

  28. In the Garden: Mark of Darkness

    Rose leaned against the lamp post and watched the man stroll slowly toward her. His step was unhurried, confident and she felt her body tightening in response. Muscle corded and tightened along her limbs, giving her strength and speed. The changes were...

  29. In the Garden: The Rowan and the Ivy

    Rose grinned at Rowan, her eyes drinking in the perfectly sculpted, tanned body. He was dangerously beautiful and overwhelming for someone who had yet to face their own sexuality. He had played his role perfectly and now it was another’s turn. Iv...

  30. In the Garden: All Mother's Darlings

    Cabbi finished tying her boot and stood, testing her balance in the heels. She checked herself in the mirror, tucking her skirts into her belt. Curvy, sturdy with a sweet face, Cabbi was a part of Mother Rose’s “vegetable garden”, the...

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  • Cary
  • Samantha Lau
  • Ronnie
  • Aurelia
  • Spiderj
  • Zerrakhi
  • a.h.greenwood
  • Branwen Hernandez
  • jesteram
  • Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)
  • Textual Phoenix
  • a.h.greenwood
  • Nauctshea
  • dkscully
  • Silven
  • Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}
  • Abstract
  • K-Jellybean
  • Darth Axia
  • Keela
  • The Athiest
  • Sam Ervin
  • Krulltar
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  • Jim Stitzel
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  • Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))
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