33 of 365 – The Gates Pt 8


“…Spring was here. And it had never felt so menacing. I feared for my life, but I could also hear the guttural roar of a beast behind me. Was it the same one from before? The Phoenix Tree spoke in a way I could never describe, and I knew the choice if offered was either the hard place, or the rock.”

~Excerpt from A Traveler’s Journey

34 of 365 – The Gates Pt 9


“The choice seemed to be between getting eaten now for sure, or later potentially. I took the Phoenix Tree’s offer, grabbed the satchel and ran through the portal as the beast’s growls drew nearer. I could only hope it wouldn’t follow me; and that whatever was waiting on the other side of the portal wasn’t worse.”

~Excerpt from A Traveler’s Journey