Stories From The Three Worlds

    As you will learn in The Everlaster, there are two worlds intertwined with Earth: Aeval and Omaur, both with rich and distinct histories.  Here I will place excerpts from those histories in the form of short stories, with a brief introduction for each one.  Click on the links to download a story in Text or PDF format (if you'd like to see other formats available just ask and I'll see what I can do).

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The Genesis Of Rubai

    Today's Fairies may be staunch republicans but they too once had a weakness for glamorous and parasitical figureheads.  The texts that William Shakespeare read as research for his plays (ignoring the fabulations, of course) were already many centuries out of date.  The Bard was kindly informed of this by a pedlar (a munaqqaba) who sold them in return for a sonnet and an evening's conversation.  It is for this reason that, for the sake of historical accuracy, A Midsummer Nights Dream was set in Earth's age of heroes: a time when there was much traffic between the worlds.  'The Genesis Of Rubai' is set in Fairy society during that age: the age of beautocracy.

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