The Wisdom Orb
An eight-foot diameter sphere of pearly white, carved across its entire surface with runes unknowable, it floats, one of the ancient Wisdom Orbs. Before it, the acolyte, she mediates, basking in its eldritch emanations.
In her mind’s eye, the sky roils, the moons careen asunder as dreams of the Great Catastrophe, the deaths of the Gods Before, reverberate through her soul.
Eyelids flutter open; stolen light, the last remnant of fallen deities, flows from her eyes.
Her mind erupts with clarity.
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Fantasy, science fiction and steampunk author Brandon Black is the editor of New Orleans By Gaslight, a first of its kind anthology of steampunk and gaslamp fantasy poetry and fiction set in Victorian-era New Orleans. Brandon is also the web content manager for the Week in Geek, New Orleans’ favourite fantasy and science fiction themed radio talk show, every Saturday at 1 pm CST on WGSO 990 AM. Click here to check out Brandon’s ever-expanding list of published works.