by S. E. Mabson
When Marco met O'lainia he saw his, but is the future how it seems?
For the official WDC contest and the IN THE DARKNESS contest.
I've always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings. O'lainia was my beginning.
beleaguer-cause problems/difficulties for
ephemeral-short lived; in botany, it is any short-lived plant that avoids drought as a seed and has many generations in a year.
brood-deep in dark or unhappy thoughts
cynosure-center of attention
penumbra-the partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object. (example:shadow from earth/moon in partial eclipse.
ripple-series waves one after the other in a cause and effect manner