The Power of Alhana

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've been able to sit down and post. Part of the reason (among other things) is that I spent a few days at the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society convention in St. Louis, Missouri, where I had the opportunity to read a selection of my flash fiction... Continue Reading →

The Traveler

Alhana watched as a ragged, ill-kept jann made his way across the desert. Evidently he was a traveler, destined to roam creation for eternity. Something was off, though. Jann were the weakest order of jinn, but this one had a certain air about him. It felt as if he were radiating power. Alhana walked closer.... Continue Reading →

A Hidden Image

The three of us sat in the library, each working on individual projects. Gobelen had found himself a book in one of the more remote cases on the library’s second floor. The superficial human form he wore for our benefit was that of an Arabian male a little younger than myself, and based on how... Continue Reading →

Reentering the World

I looked up as my newly released genie friend appeared in the room. “How'd it go?” Gobelen reclined in the air. “You will rejoice to know that your generous concern about my being harassed was not warranted. I spent the early morning in your worship place resuming my prayers, then began learning what has transpired while... Continue Reading →


Gobelen shook his head and smiled. He seemed more amused than insulted that we questioned whether we really saw him or not. “You still doubt your senses, Dear Rescuers. You still believe the jinn to be merely the creations of stories, found nowhere but in the minstrel’s song. Why do you wonder so when we’ve... Continue Reading →

The Bottle Opens

  Gobelen’s memories of the dark day were vivid. Then again, he had no way of knowing how long ago that day was when his prison permitted him no light or sound. There was only the voice that had sentenced him to the bottle ringing neverendingly in his ears, and the visions of the lead... Continue Reading →


Periodically I'll also post drabbles from the world of the stories, such as this, to build the world and add to the character list. These will function as a side series that occurs (mostly) concurrently with the main series, and focus on a different set of characters from the longer stories. So, without further ado...... Continue Reading →

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