A Fan Of Men (blurb)(please read the description first)
He asked, "Deep down, what do you think I am, eh? Come on, what am I?"
He didn't ask in a mocking tone. He leaned back, smiled, and squinted at her in a relaxed way.
"I'm you. I may not be female, but you have such a grasp on what it's like to be male- after all, you were much like a tom boy- that I'm just a male version of you."
He sat up straighter.
"My next question is, what are you? Come on, this one is easy.
"You're human! Plain and simple. That means, deep down, I'm human. No matter what I or we (he gestured to the rest of the group in the distance) look like, we have the same needs, wants,... attractions. Humans are naturally attracted to each other; male to female. It should be no surprise if one of us looks at another human. After all, you do.
"And what do we look for in another human? We look for ourselves. We look for sameness. Someone that understands us, can relate to us, and ultimately comfort us.
"Here's another question, what d
Din (excerpt)Excerpt from the chapter: Din
Finally there was a break in the clouds and they flew down towards the sparkling ocean. The view was humbling: not a blur of haze was seen, the ocean was a deep blue with darker patches moving across the surface whenever a cloud blocked the light, and the sparkles the sun created on the waves were so tiny yet so brilliant that it betrayed how vastly the ocean spread below them. Then, when they had flown below the cloud directly in front of them, the palace Din was revealed; an opalescent white, star-shaped castle rising majestically from the blue waters. It was a few miles from them yet, but the scene was so crisp, so clear that it was easy to see many details. None of the traditional architecture seen in castles or regular buildings was seen on Din. As a result, Donna couldn't tell how tall the structure was. She knew for sure, though, that it was hundreds of feet tall. In place of windows there were balconies and skylights marking the outer surfaces. The