Tried and True, Chapter 16: Two Novelties

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Chapter 16: Two Novelties

Taweel lay on the cot, staring at overhead vines. Light played at the edges of his sanctuary—gently glowing, softly calling, never intruding.

“You should eat,” murmured the Weaver.

He shrugged off the suggestion. He wasn’t hungry. He wasn’t anything.

“Sing with me.”

“… I have no song.”

Nimble fingers flew as the Weaver added intricate stitching to the hem of a tunic. “What novelties! Shadows and silence!”

There was a busyness to this angel’s quiet—steadily working, willingly patient, ever present.

Taweel gruffly asked, “Why are you here?”

His host smiled. “It’s not good for you to be alone.”



Author’s Note: This story in small chapters is a prequel to Christa Kinde’s Threshold Series [Zonderkidz] and updates every weekday (Monday through Friday). More information can be found on the Tried and True index page. And don’t forget, story art is on display in my gallery.

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