The World Of Sweet Twilight

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
Inspired by the Tarot of the Sweet Twilight deck by Cristina Benintende, published by Lo Scarabeo.
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One Drummer Drumming

Submitted: June 18, 2019

One Drummer Drumming Hear him as he beats the drum. Repetitive but not steady; a missed beat here, an extra one there but it’s clea... Read Chapter

Making Magic

Submitted: June 18, 2019

Making Magic The drummer becomes entangled and he falls down in to a heap. We’ve gone and lost that marching beat, but it’s too l... Read Chapter

Downwards Drop

Submitted: June 20, 2019

Downwards Drop It only takes a couple of seconds for the realization to sink in. The magician is more than likely still sitting in ... Read Chapter


Submitted: June 21, 2019

Poolside Teeter on the edge, struggle hard now not to topple any further and make a splash. This pool is so much more than Olympic si... Read Chapter

Perfectly Balanced

Submitted: June 21, 2019

Perfectly Balanced. So we are to go and seek out her husband. And what was it she had said? The Emperor? That had to mean that the wo... Read Chapter

A Bit Of Headucation

Submitted: June 22, 2019

A Bit Of Headucation I can’t speak for the rest of you, but me – I don’t know what this Emperor was on about. Heirophant? What,... Read Chapter

All You Need Is Love?

Submitted: June 24, 2019

All You Need Is Love? It seems that the lesson is over now. No more about the natural world, but the Heirophant is now turning his at... Read Chapter

Defying The Laws Of Space

Submitted: June 25, 2019

Defying The Laws Of Space Lesson time is over, or so it seems. The girl picks up her cat, puts him under her arm and walks off, singi... Read Chapter

Harmony And Balance

Submitted: June 28, 2019

Harmony And Balance When we set off on our chariot ride, the sky is split in two. On our right is a deeper reddish hue with a sun tha... Read Chapter

Seeking The Wisdom Of The Man Alone

Submitted: June 29, 2019

Seeking The Wisdom Of The Man Alone “’Take them to my brother’, she says. All very well for Ms Justice to say, but not so easy ... Read Chapter

Spinning The Wheel

Submitted: June 30, 2019

Spinning The Wheel The Hermit’s words had an ominous feel to them. What was this ‘wheel’ we were being taken to? I desperately ... Read Chapter

You've Got To Be Strong!

Submitted: July 02, 2019

You’ve Got To Be Strong! We all stand watching the wheel as it revolves and revolves. Four turns, five turns, and it is still going... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 03, 2019

Swords? We have not moved. Nothing has changed; there is still the dark blue sky of twilight and the green grass of home. Perhaps it ... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 04, 2019

Helping What kind of help can this girl with the sword want from us? I mean, we are all unarmed, not a weapon between us, and she doe... Read Chapter

Through The Heart

Submitted: July 05, 2019

Through The Heart. The four of us remain standing there on the beach, gradually becoming drier if not warmer. There’s not much to b... Read Chapter

Up A Tree

Submitted: July 06, 2019

Up A Tree “Don’t worry. She’ll be back.” It was none of us speaking. In fact, the voice had startled the four of us who h... Read Chapter

Take Three!

Submitted: July 07, 2019

Take Three! Her slow breathing must have made us all fall asleep for the next thing I’m aware of is waking up, balancing and disori... Read Chapter


Submitted: July 08, 2019

Grounded We all turn round, intending to retreat back the way we had come. It is not going to happen though; we realise that fact alm... Read Chapter

The Wall

Submitted: July 09, 2019

The Wall Can skeletons laugh? I wouldn’t have thought it would be possible but this one certainly seems to. It is a deep laugh, not... Read Chapter

The Captive

Submitted: July 10, 2019

The Captive Our howling seems to turn in to an all-out scream. Our four voices combine but still the laughter, the chittering, seems ... Read Chapter

"Please, Just Go!"

Submitted: July 11, 2019

“Please, Just Go!” She opened her eyes. I had thought that she might be unconscious, but then I realized how stupid I must have b... Read Chapter

The Young One

Submitted: July 12, 2019

The Young One “Oh, boy, that was close,” I said. It was a thought that just burst its way out there without any fore-thought. ... Read Chapter

The Prince

Submitted: July 14, 2019

The Prince The young girl seemed not to have noticed us. She stayed in the same position for a long time, too long for us to remain s... Read Chapter

Regal Red

Submitted: July 15, 2019

Regal Red We turn in the direction of her pointing finger and see a girl, who really is quite stunning. Although on closer look she i... Read Chapter

Princesses And Unicorns

Submitted: July 17, 2019

Princesses And Unicorns Monty dropped his sword and embraced Rebecca. It was kind of moving and sort of embarrassing all at the same ... Read Chapter

Serpent Queen

Submitted: July 19, 2019

Serpent Queen We must have made a strange sight as we made our way towards the castle. Millicent, astride the unicorn could have left... Read Chapter

What A Fake!

Submitted: July 21, 2019

What A Fake! That snake’s forked tongue flicked towards me but, before it could get so much as a lick, there was a whirring of air ... Read Chapter

Just The One

Submitted: July 22, 2019

Just The One The blackness seems to last for such a long time before it begins to slowly lighten. Perhaps it has been some kind of ni... Read Chapter

Going Where We're Told

Submitted: July 25, 2019

Going Where We’re Told The message was clear enough. Turn around and walk towards the opposite direction. We look at each other, sh... Read Chapter

The Climb

Submitted: July 27, 2019

The Climb. There’s more than one of those planets though. I can see one flying high above one of those self-controlling puppets, an... Read Chapter

A Resting Place

Submitted: July 28, 2019

A Resting Place It’s hard work, that climb. My legs hurt all over, my sides are full of stitches and my hands are scraped and bleed... Read Chapter

Out On A Ledge

Submitted: July 30, 2019

Out On A Ledge The top of the hill, mountain, whatever it is that we are on, does not seem the best place to loiter. Not unless we wa... Read Chapter

At The Other Side Of That Mountainous Hill

Submitted: August 01, 2019

At The Other Side Of That Mountainous Hill As much as we would like to put an extensive and rapid distance between ourselves and thos... Read Chapter

Pretty Kitty

Submitted: August 02, 2019

Pretty Kitty I can’t really speak for the other three, but my legs were really not in any state to run. It would be a fair assumpti... Read Chapter

Madam Butterfly

Submitted: August 04, 2019

Madam Butterfly “Come on, Hull, we need to get moving.” Michael is clearly struggling to wait for me. The momentum of those that ... Read Chapter

Wood And Steel

Submitted: August 06, 2019

Wood And Steel Michael holds on and he doesn’t let go even though I can feel myself starting to melt, to curve in on myself. I can... Read Chapter

The Shivers

Submitted: August 08, 2019

The Shivers The hills carry on, thankfully none too steep. My legs are beginning to ache but still the momentum catches me up and dra... Read Chapter

Different Strings

Submitted: August 10, 2019

Different Strings It is a sound that demands being listened to, but it is still so very feint. Both Sue and I slow our pace, trying t... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 12, 2019

Muffled Sue and I kept our ears covered for a long time. I’m sure Michael and Adrian would have told us when it was safe for us to ... Read Chapter

Flower Power

Submitted: August 14, 2019

Flower Power It’s not going to make the slightest difference though, is it? I can try for as long as I want to slow my way forward ... Read Chapter

"He's Mad!"

Submitted: August 18, 2019

“He’s Mad!” “Wait,” she says, as we begin to pass her. Is she addressing us or someone else? I turn to look at her and she ... Read Chapter

Left Hanging

Submitted: August 21, 2019

Left Hanging The fire is like some raging inferno. It spreads across the horizon for as far as I can see and yet no one other than th... Read Chapter

The Words Of A Man Up-Side-Down

Submitted: August 24, 2019

The Words Of A Man Up-Side-Down The man, wrist-bound, is looking up. As we get nearer, I expect him to at least look in our direction... Read Chapter

Shadow Scape

Submitted: August 29, 2019

Shadow Scape He does not have to get too near for us to notice the lack of flesh on his body. A skeleton without any doubt, but proba... Read Chapter

Like Some Kind Of Angel

Submitted: September 01, 2019

Like Some Kind Of Angel Once it has begun the green of the sky quickly replaces the red. It reminds me of apples, from those sweet, a... Read Chapter

The Other Side Of The Rainbow

Submitted: September 05, 2019

The Other Side Of The Rainbow She doesn’t see us. At least I don’t think she does. On the other hand, how could she miss four peo... Read Chapter

Out Of The Frying Pan

Submitted: September 09, 2019

Out Of The Frying Pan “I don’t think that was a good idea, Hulls,” says Michael. And I’ve got to say I agree. For what do... Read Chapter

A Cup Of Sea

Submitted: September 15, 2019

A Cup Of Sea. No blackness this time, but we are all thrown high in the air. I’d often wondered what it would be like to fly in the... Read Chapter

Crimson Sand

Submitted: September 19, 2019

Crimson Sand It’s hard work! Exhaustion begins to set in before we have made much progress. The waves of home, well, they might pul... Read Chapter

Ground Squirrels?

Submitted: September 21, 2019

Ground Squirrels? The couple were not quite as oblivious to us as I had imagined. Just as we were about to draw level with the young ... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 23, 2019

Wings. I didn’t look back. There was no way I wanted to be looking in to those creepy eyes again. I could feel them boring in to my... Read Chapter

A Drop Too Much

Submitted: September 28, 2019

A Drop Too Much We all seemed to be ready to leave her to her magic, apart from Adrian. He remained there, staring up at the faerie l... Read Chapter

Fairy-Tale Traces

Submitted: October 05, 2019

Fairy-Tale Traces. We make a joint decision to head back inland, away from the sea. The strange experience of its peaks and troughs i... Read Chapter

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